Amsterdam-based World Press Photo has announced the results of the 2012 World Press Photo Awards. 2011 was witness to the Arab Spring, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and widespread Occupy movement protests. There’s no lack of breathtaking subject matter in the candidate photos.
The winner of Photo of the Year was Samuel Aranda, on assignment in Yemen for the New York Times. While covering protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, he captured a moment of compassion as a woman in a burqa consoles her wounded relative as he takes refuge in a mosque used as a field hospital.
You can see all the results here. Congratulations to all the winners!