On World Photography Day, take a look at award-winning photos

Updated: 19 August, 2020 18:23 IST
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    Children play at the showgrounds in the southern New South Wales town of Bega where they are camping after being evacuated from nearby sites affected by bushfires on December 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land.

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    US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing from the White House on December 2, 2019, in Washington DC en route to London, to meet with NATO leaders for the 70th anniversary of the alliance.

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    Hong Kong police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in the Central district in Hong Kong on October 5, 2019, a day after the city's leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century.

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    Young relatives of 28-year-old Alaa Hamdan, who was killed in Israeli fire during clashes along the Gaza border, mourn during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip on October 4, 2019. Hamdan was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers near Jabalia in northern Gaza, the Hamas-run Palestinian health ministry’s spokesman announced, as protesters returned to the frontier for renewed demonstrations and clashes.

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    People chant slogans as a young man recites a poem, illuminated by mobile phones, before the opposition's direct dialogue with people in Khartoum on June 2, 2019. People chanted slogans including "revolution" and "civil" as the young man recited a poem about revolution.

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    Football fans line the streets to see the Liverpool football team take part in an open-top bus parade around Liverpool, north-west England, on June 2, 2019, after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham.

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    Young children use scrap wood offcuts to play table tennis on a bench at Elechi Phase 3 informal settlement in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019.

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    A demonstrator catches fire during clashes with riot police at a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017. Venezuela's angry opposition rallied vowing huge street protests against President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution and accusing him of dodging elections to cling to power despite deadly unrest. The protestor caught fire after he and other protesters were trying to destroy a police motorcycle and the gas tank exploded.

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    A Syrian man waters herbs on the roof of his damaged building in the Syrian rebel-held town of Arbin, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 3, 2017.

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    A dead deer lays on the roadside in an area affected by a wildfire at Vila Pedro, Figueiro dos Vinhos on June 19, 2017. More than 1,000 firefighters tried to control the huge forest fire that erupted on June 17, 2017 in central Portugal killing and injuring many people, many were trapped in their cars by the flames, causing a great deal of emotion in the country.

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    Palestinian Saber al-Ashkar, 29, hurls rocks during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip, east of Gaza City, on May 11, 2018, as Palestinians demonstrate for the right to return to their historic homeland in what is now Israel. Many Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests and clashes began on March 30 calling for Palestinian refugees to be able to return to their former homes in what is now Israel.

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    A picture taken with a drone on October 9, 2017, shows Belarusians harvesting cranberries at a farm in the village of Selishche, some 290 km south of Minsk

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    Venezuelan migrant and rap singer Alfonso Mendoza aka "Alca", 25, rides his skateboard in his neighbourhood in Barranquilla, Colombia on September 27, 2018. Alca -who arrived in Colombia due to the crisis in his country- was born without legs and changed the wheelchair for a skateboard. At present, he is an example of overcoming adversity, practicing extreme sports, singing rap and giving conferences to young people in vulnerable situations.

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    Aerial view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US, as the leave Arriaga on their way to San Pedro Tapanatepec, in southern Mexico on October 27, 2018. Mexico had announced that it will offer Central American migrants medical care, education for their children and access to temporary jobs as long as they stay in two southern states.

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    Russia's defender Georgiy Dzhikiya (R) tackles New Zealand's forward Chris Wood for the ball during the 2017 Confederations Cup group A football match between Russia and New Zealand at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint-Petersburg on June 17, 2017

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    A Bangladeshi man helps Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf river after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf on September 30, 2017.

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    A health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) on November 7, 2018, in Bunia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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About The Gallery

On World Photography Day, take a look at some of the powerful moments from events across the world captured by photographers. Some of these photographs won the Agence France-Presse award in the recent past. (Picture/AFP)

First Published: 19 August, 2019 15:00 IST