Two Chinese win World Press Photo contest

Two Chinese photographers were among 2016 World Press Photo winners with their images depicting China's smog and Tianjin blasts.

Australian photojournalist Warren Richardson has won the World Press Photo of the Year award for an arresting, black-and-white photo of a man passing his baby through razor wire across the border from Serbia into Hungary.

The 2016 World Press Photo contest drew entries from around the world: 5775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The final list was whittled down to just 41.



"Haze in China" won first prize in the Contemporary Issues Singles category. It shows Tianjin in northern China shrouded in haze on Dec. 10, 2015. Photo: Zhang Lei
 

"Tianjin Explosion" won third prize in the General News Singles category. It is an aerial view of the destruction after the explosion in Tianjin, 15 August 2015. Photo: Chen Jie


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