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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 15, 2013 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Sports – Sports Action Stories by Sergei Ilnitsky, Russia, for European Pressphoto Agency, shows Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt (top) in action against Peter Joppich of Germany (C) during their Men's Foil Individual Round16 match for the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, European Pressphoto Agency)

World Press Photo award winners

World Press Photo, one of photojournalism's most prestigious contests, issued awards in nine categories to 54 photographers of 32 nationalities.