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World Press Photo competition announces Photo of the Year 2018 finalists

The most esteemed photojournalist prize in the world has unveiled the six finalists of its Photo of the Year contest. Irish photographer Ivor Prickett is a double nominee for his work in Mosul, Iraq. Canadian Kevin Frayer is nominated in the general news/stories category for his coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis. The jury selected nominees in eight categories. There are 42 photographers from 22 countries.

Aisha (14) stands for a portrait in Maiduguri, Nigeria. After being kidnapped by Boko Haram, Aisha was assigned a suicide bombing mission, but managed to escape and find help instead of detonating the bombs.

Adam Ferguson/for the New York Times

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The bodies of Rohingya refugees are laid out after the boat in which they were attempting to flee Myanmar capsized eight kilometers off Inani Beach, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Patrick Brown/Panos Pictures/Unicef

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A passerby comforts an injured woman after Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London, UK, killing five and injuring multiple others.

Toby Melville/Reuters

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Civilians who had remained in west Mosul, Iraq, after the battle to take the city from ISIS, line up for aid in the Mamun neighbourhood.

Ivor Prickett/for the New York Times

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An unidentified young boy, who was carried out of the last ISIS-controlled area in the Old City by a man suspected of being a militant, is cared for by Iraqi Special Forces soldiers.

Ivor Prickett/for the New York Times

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José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

Ronaldo Schemidt/Agence France Presse

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A Rohingya refugee boy cries as he climbs on a truck distributing aid for a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

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