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A project in Zanzibar allows young women to learn to swim in the Indian Ocean. For religious and cultural reasons, they are wearing full-body swimsuits.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Anna Boyiazis
The demand for food is growing. In Westland in the Netherlands, innovative cultivation methods are being used, just like in the greenhouses surrounding this house.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Luca Locatelli
Leaping Rockhopper penguins on Marion Island, a South-African Antarctic territory, make their way through the rugged landscape.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Thomas P. Peschak
The British & Irish Lions match against the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua, New Zealand, took place in wet weather. In the heat of the moment, a cloud of steam rose over the players’ heads.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Stephen McCarthy
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest continues unabated. This iron ore mine is just 30 kilometres away from the Tumucumaque Mountains National Park in Amapá.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Daniel Beltrá
Members of opposing teams, the Up’ards and Down’ards, wrestle for the ball during the historic annual Royal Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Oliver Scarff
A partially stunned, blindfolded white rhino waits to be set free. The young animal was moved from South Africa to the Okavango Delta in Botswana to protect it from poachers.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Neil Aldridge
Militant clashes forced many of the Rohingya, a Myanmar ethnic group, to flee. In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, they see houses on the other side of the border in Myanmar burning.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Masfiqur Sohan
Civilians who had remained in west Mosul after the battle to take the city line up for aid in the Mamun neighbourhood in March 2017.
© World Press Photo 2018 / Ivor Prickett