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Finalists Announced For Sony World Photography Awards

Organized by the World Photography Organization and sponsored by Sony, the 2013 World Photography Awards saw more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries. Images taken by established professionals, as well as amateurs and youth, were judged in a variety of categories.

Winners in the Open and Youth competitions will be announced on March 19. Professional winners and the Photographer of the Year prize will be announced in London on April 25.

In this photo gallery, RFE/RL is largely focusing on photographers or subjects from our broadcast countries, with a smattering of other photos just too good to resist. More about the contest can be found here. (27 PHOTOS)

Photographer Ilya Pitalev of Russia was selected in the Current Affairs category for this shot taken during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang in April 2012.
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Photographer Ilya Pitalev of Russia was selected in the Current Affairs category for this shot taken during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang in April 2012.

Photographer Ilya Pitalev of Russia was selected in the Current Affairs category for this shot taken during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang in April 2012.
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Photographer Ilya Pitalev of Russia was selected in the Current Affairs category for this shot taken during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang in April 2012.

Photographer Alyona Korolyova of Russia was selected in the Portraiture category.
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Photographer Alyona Korolyova of Russia was selected in the Portraiture category.

Photographer Alecsandra Dragoi of Romania was selected in the Portraiture category.
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Photographer Alecsandra Dragoi of Romania was selected in the Portraiture category.

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