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On Friday, February 15, World Press Photo announced the winners of the 56th annual contest. The jury gave prizes in nine themed categories for what is considered one of the most prestigious photojournalism honors. CNN caught up with a few of the first place winners via e-mail to talk about their reactions and photographs.
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Fernando Moleres, a Spanish photographer who strives for positive change through his work, has won the Tim Hetherington Grant from World Press Photo to continue his project on child prisoners in Sierra Leone. Moleres will receive 20,000 euros to continue the project, “Waiting for an opportunity.”
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World Press Photo announced its 2011 photo contest winner: Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda’s image of a woman cradling a wounded relative in Yemen. This year’s judge chairman, Aidan Sullivan, talks about the process and what judges look for.