PHOTOS: A selection of winning images from 58th World Press Photo contest

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AMSTERDAM – An atmospheric image of a gay couple in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen has been named the World Press Photo of the Year 2014.

The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Nissen called Homophobia in Russia that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual minorities in Russia.

Nissen says he sees the image, shot in St. Petersburg, as “a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story” about two people in love but facing outside forces who want to deny them their feelings.

Contest organizers also criticized the large number of photos submitted for the prestigious awards that had been subjected to too much manipulation, saying they rejected 20 per cent of images that reached the penultimate round of judging.

Here’s a look at some of the other award-winning photographs.

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1st prize in the Spot News Single category. A young girl pictured after she was wounded during clashes between riot-police and protesters after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy who died from injuries suffered during last year’s anti-government protests, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Bulent Kilic/ AFP

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1st prize in the Nature Singles category. A monkey cowers as its trainer Qi Defang approaches during training for a circus in Suzhou, Anhui province, China.

AP Photo/Yongzhi Chu

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2nd prize in the Spot News Stories category. An Orthodox priest blessing the protesters on a barricade in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 20, 2014.

Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos for De Standaard

4.

2nd prize in the General News Singles category. Shipwrecked people are rescued 20 miles north of Libya by an Italian navy frigate.

AP Photo/Massimo Sestini

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1st prize in the General News Stories category. Medical staff at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center escort a man in the throes of Ebola-induced delirium back into the isolation ward from which he escaped in Hastings, Sierra Leone.

Pete Muller/National Geographic/The Washington Post

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2nd prize in the Nature Singles. A group of young Samburu warriors encounter a rhino for the first time in their lives in Lewa Downs, Northern Kenya.

Ami Vitale/National Geographic

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3rd prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category. Sudents seen in a schoolyard in El Dorado County, California.

Tomas van Houtryve/VII

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3rd prize in the Portraits Stories category. A cadet at the Royal Military Academy in Breda, Netherlands.

Al Bello/Getty Images

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2nd prize in the Sports Singles category. Odell Beckham of the New York Giants makes a one-handed touchdown catch in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Al Bello/Getty Images

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1st prize in the Portraits Singles category. A girl in a purple dress waits for a bus to take her to Sunday School, Moree, New South Wales, Australia. Laurinda is among the many socially isolated young women in disadvantaged communities in Australia facing entrenched poverty, racism, trans-generational trauma, violence, addiction, and a range of other barriers to health and well-being.

Raphaela Rosella/Oculi

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