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Protests in Istanbul 

1. An activist wearing a gas mask stands in a cloud of tear gas as police used water cannons and irritant agents to disperse demonstrators at Taksim Square in Istanbul, on May 31, 2013. (Sedat Suna/EPA) 

2. Protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park on May 31, 2013, in Taksim quarter of Istanbul. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) 

3.A young Turkish woman gestures in front of a water cannon spraying her, Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (AP) 

4. Protestors set up fires, barricades, and battle Turkish police through clouds of tear gas on May 31, 2013 in Istanbul. (Scott Peterson/Getty Images) 

5.  Stores on Istiklal street have been damaged on June 1, 2013, during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, in Taksim Square in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) 

6. Protesters clash with riot police near Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul on June 1, 2013. (AP) 

7. Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest in Istanbul June 1, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

 8. A man plants a tree in Istiklal street on June 1, 2013, during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, in Taksim Square in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

 9. A protestor holds a placard that reads “Chemical Tayyip” during clashes with riot police in a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, in Taksim Square in Istanbul, on May 31, 2013. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

10. Protestors clash with riot police between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul, on June 1, 2013. (Gurcan Ozturk/AFP/Getty Images)

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Labour Day in Istanbul – May 1, 2014

1. Protesters wearing gas masks hold a banner reading ‘Workers who resist win’ as they march towards Taksim Square. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

2. A riot police officer gestures amidst tear gas during a May Day demonstration in Istanbul. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

3. Protesters advance towards riot police. (Can Erok/Reuters)

4. Turkish riot policemen take position behind their shields during clashes with protesters who try to reach Taksim Square in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

5. Protesters wearing gas masks use slingshots during clashes with riot police who prevent them from reaching Taksim Square. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Riot police fires tear gas to push back protesters. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

7. A Turkish protester wearing a gas mask stands amid a fog of tear gas that was fired by riot police to disperse a May Day rally. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

8. A protester is hit by water from a police water cannon during a May Day demonstration. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

2015 World Press Photo Contest winners unveiled

WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2014 GOES TO MADS NISSEN

The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. Nissen is a staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper Politiken and is represented by Panos Pictures. The picture shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St Petersburg, Russia. Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups. The winning picture is part of a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia” which was shot for Scanpix.

The photo also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category.

Here’s a look at some of the winning photographs and our other slideshows on Yahoo News!

Discover all of the winners and the awarded photos in an image gallery at http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2015 along with exclusive jury interviews.

(Photos by Mads Nissen/Panos Pictures, (Middle - L to R) Sarker Protick, Tomas van Houtryve VII for Harper’s Magazine, Massimo Sestini, (Bottom - L to R) Amy Vitale/National Geographic, Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse, Darcy Padilla/Agence Vu)

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Today in Istanbul

1. A woman walks by a wall covered in graffiti near Taksim Square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. (Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)

2. An art group preforms in support of protesters at Taksim Square on June 5, 2013 in Istanbul. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

3. Protesters clash with Turkish riot policemen on the way to Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 5, 2013. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

4. An anti-government protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask walks past a burnt public bus used as a barricade, at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

5. People stick messages on a damaged vehicle at Taksim square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

6. A mask is placed on a pole at Taksim square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

7.  An anti-government protester reads inside a damaged public bus used as barricade, at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

8. A street vendor sells helmets and scarves at Taksim square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

9. Protestors wake early morning at the Gezi park in Taksim Square on June 5, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

10. A whirling dervish holding a gas mask performs in Taksim Square of Istanbul on June 5, 2013. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)

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40 fotos de Bulent Kilic, fotógrafo del año

En medio de un año turbulento, las fotografías de Bulent Kilic han ocupado constantemente la atención de los editores y espectadores de todo el mundo. Se trata de uno de los fotógrafos “de trincheras” que viajan a determinadas regiones conflictivas del mundo para retratar el desarrollo de las crisis. LEER MÁS

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Police Enter Taksim Square in Istanbul

1. Protesters take cover from a police water cannon during clashes in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on June 11, 2013. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

2. A protester holds a petrol bomb behind his back during clashes in Istanbul’s Taksim Square June 11, 2013. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

3. A protester lays under a wheel of a police water cannon as other tries to pull out him during a police operation to evacuate Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 11, 2013. (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)

4. Protesters run away from a police water cannon during clashes in Istanbul’s Taksim Square June 11, 2013. (Osman Orsal/Reuters)

5. A Turkish riot policeman pushes a photographer during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

6. The Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia Triada is framed by a burning barricade during clashes in Istanbul’s Taksim square June 11, 2013. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

7. A protester makes the victory sign in front of riot police during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

8. Demonstrators set fire to a petrol bomb during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

9. Protesters take cover behind a shield during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

10. Riot policemen take cover behind their shields amid tear gas smoke during clashes in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on June 11, 2013. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)

First Prize Spot News Category, Singles: Bulent Kilic, Turkey. A young girl is pictured after she was wounded during clashes between riot police and prostestors, after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died from injuries suffered during last year’s anti-government protests on 12 March 2014 in Istanbul. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at protestors in the capital Ankara, while in Istbanbul, crowds shouting anti-government slogans lit a huge fire as they made their way to a cemetery for the burial of Berkin Elvan. © Bulent Kilic / Agence France-Presse

Source: British Journal of Photography

Bulent Kilic has also been chosen as the agency photographer of the year by The Guardian. More of his awesome work here.