The Stunning Images of 2012 in the World

These are the most stunning images of the world in 2012 that show the whole scenario of life at different angles and situations, every photographer tried his best to show the real picture of life in happiness of Olympic, miseries of Palestinians, passions of wife for her dying husband, enemy missile attack and much more. The most impressive images of the world which got the awards from World Press Photo Awards that is a most prestigious contest in photojournalism announced the winners in nine categories to 54 photographers of 32 nationalities.Every image in this gallery has its own value but the most liked photos are, Paul Hansen got the award with a picture of two Palestinian children who killed by Israeli missile strike and their relatives took them to wrap in white cloths, the riots in Spain, Olympic fencing, Indian slums, torture in Syria are also most valuable images in the winning categories.

Henson pictureFirst Place: Henson’s picture shows a group of men marching the dead bodies through a narrow street in Gaza City. The victims, a brother and sister, are wrapped in white cloth with only their faces showing

 image by Emin OzmenTorture: This image by Emin Ozmen, from Turkey, in July last year won second prize in the Spot News Single category. It shows Syrian opposition fighters torturing a suspected government informant in Aleppo

photo by Malaysian Wei Seng ChenFirst Prize, Sports Action: This photo by Malaysian Wei Seng Chen shows a jockey, his feet stepped into a harness strapped to the bulls and clutching their tails, at the end of a dangerous run across rice fields during the Pacu Jawi (bull race) a popular competition at the end of harvest season keenly contested between villages in Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Canadian Paul Nicklen took this for National Geographic First Prize, Nature Stories: Canadian Paul Nicklen took this for National Geographic magazine. It shows Emperor Penguins, tripling their swimming speed to 30kph by releasing millions of bubbles from their feathers. These bubbles reduce the friction between their feathers and the icy seawater, allowing them to accelerate in the water

Activist to actionActivist to action: Stefen Chow of Malaysia, of Smithsonian magazine, won the second prize in the People – Staged Portraits Single category with this picture of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, left. And Russian Sergei Ilnitsky, for European Pressphoto Agency, won second prize in the sports action category for this picture of Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt (top) in action against Peter Joppich of Germany during their Men’s Foil Individual Round16 match at the London 2012 Olympic Games

photographer Rodrigo AbdFirst Place, General News Single: This photo by Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd shows ‘Aida’ crying as she recovers from severe injuries after the Syrian Army shelled her house in Idlib north Syria. Aida’s husband and and two children were killed after their home was shelled

photo by American Micah AlbertFirst Prize, Contemporary Issues: This photo by American Micah Albert, for Redux Images, shows a woman taking a break from working as a trash picker in Nairobi, Kenya in April 2012

Taken by Italian Fausto PodaviniFirst Prize, Daily Life Stories: Taken by Italian Fausto Podavini, this picture shows a 71-year-old wife taking care of her Alzheimer’s stricken husband in Rome, Italy

Taken by Soren BidstrupSecond Prize, Daily Life: Taken by Soren Bidstrup, of Denmark, for Berlingske, shows a young family waking up early on a summer holiday camping trip in Jeselo, Italy

Palestinian schoolchildrenFirst Prize, Spot News Single: Palestinian schoolchildren walk between debris of a damaged school in Gaza City. The school was damaged when Israeli forces struck on a nearby building. This photo was one in a series of images by Associated Press photographer Bernat Armangue

photo by MartinThird Prize People – Observed Portraits: Taken by Ananda van der Pluijm, Netherlands, this shows the photographer’s brother Martin. She says: ‘After living with his dad for ten years and staying in a youth shelter, my half-brother Martin (18) returned home to live with his mother again. He arrived with some clothes in a bag, no work or graduation. I’m following him during this period to get to know him again and record his developments

Daniel Ochoa de Olza Second Prize, Observed Portrait Series: Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla performs during a bullfight in the southwestern Spanish town of Olivenza. It is one of a series of images by Associated Press photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

photographer Bernat ArmangueFirst Place, News Series: Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City. This photo was one in a series of images by Associated Press photographer Bernat Armangue

photographer Bernat ArmangueFirst Prize, Spot News Series: This photo is one of a series by Associated Press photographer Bernat Armangue shows a Palestinian man kissing the hand of a dead relative in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City

photographer Fabio BucciarelliSecond Prize, Spot News: This picture by Italian photographer Fabio Bucciarelli a Free Syrian Army fighter taking up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district in October 2012, Aleppo, Syria

 photographer Daniel BerehulakThird Prize, General News: This picture by Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak shows pine trees uprooted during Japan’s tsunami in 2011 lay strewn over the beach

photographer Adel HanaSpot News: This photo by Associated Press photographer Adel Hana shows Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man who was killed earlier as a suspected collaborator with Israel, in Gaza City

photographer Altaf QadrinHonourable mention: This photo by Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadrin shows underprivileged Indian children attend a free school run under a metro bridge in New Delhi, India

photographer Emilio Morenatti

First Prize, Spot News: Palestinian woman is helped after being injured during an Israeli forces strike on a soccer field next to her house in Gaza City. This photo was one in a series of images by Associated Press photographer Bernat Armangue

photographer Emilio MorenattiThird Prize, Contemporary Singles: This photo by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti shows Mireia Arnau, 39, reacting behind the broken glass of her shop stormed by demonstrators during clashes with the police at the general strike in Barcelona

photographer Esteban FelixSecond Prize, Contemporary Issues: This photo by Associated Press photographer Esteban Felix shows the bodies of Lesbia Altamirano and Wilmer Orbera lying on the floor of a pool hall after being attacked by unidentified masked assailants in Choloma on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Source: Daily Mail

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