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The 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

The Last Hero by Sergey Kolyaskin, Russia. The 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

The Last Hero by Sergey Kolyaskin, Russia. The 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2012 Sony World Photography Awards. The World Photography Organisation has announced the Open and Youth category winners in the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards. The overall Open and Youth competition winners will be announced at a ceremony and gala dinner on 26 April at the Hilton Hotel on London’s Park Lane. All images can be viewed at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, from 27 April to 20 May 2012.

Baltic Summer by Krzysztof Browko, Poland

Baltic Summer by Krzysztof Browko, Poland. 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

Dancing Queen by Tobias Breuning, Germany

Dancing Queen by Tobias Breuning, Germany. 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

In Between by Ana Gregoric, Slovenia

In Between by Ana Gregoric, Slovenia. 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

Indifest by Sanket K, India

Indifest by Sanket K, India

Sossusvlei by Bernard Pieterse, South Africa

Sossusvlei by Bernard Pieterse, South Africa

Symphony of Fire by Natalia Belentsova, Russia

Symphony of Fire by Natalia Belentsova, Russia

Upupa by Giovanni Frescura, Italy

Upupa by Giovanni Frescura, Italy

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