World Press Photo Awards - main winners announced Two Irish photographers among the main winners in the World Press Photo Awards, announced in Amsterdam Fri 13 Apr 2018 This image by Ronaldo Schemidt (Brazil) for AFP was chosen as the World Press Photo of the Year ina ceremony in Amsterdam on Thursday night- Venezuela Crisis - Spot News, first prize stories - Jose Victor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicol?s Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ivor Prickett, Ireland (for the New York Times) - first prize news stories - An unidentified young boy who was carried out of the last ISIS controlled area in the Old City by a man suspected of being a militant is cared for by Iraqi Special Forces soldiers. The soldiers suspected the man had used the boy as a human shield in order to try and escape as he did not know the child's name and claimed he had just found him alone in the street. One of the soldiers agreed to adopt the boy given that they knew nothing about him and he didn't speak. Ivor Prickett, Ireland (for the New York Times) - first prize news stories - Civilians who had remained in west Mosul during the battle to retake the city, lined up for an aid distribution in the Mamun neighbourhood. After months of being trapped in the last remaining ISIS held areas of the city the people in west Mosul were severely short on food and water. Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile, Ireland - Steaming Scrum. Sports, second prize singles - during the match between the Maori All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua, New Zealand. Royal Shrovetide Football - Oli Scarff, England (AFP) - Sports, first prize singles Members of opposing teams, the Upwards and Downwards, grapple for the ball during the historic, annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK. The game is played between hundreds of participants in two eight-hour periods on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (the day preceding and the day marking the start of Christian Lent). General News First prize singles - Patrick Brown, Australia (Panos Pictures for UNICEF) - People watch as bodies of children and other Rohingya refugees are transported after their boat with passengers fleeing from Myanmar capsized off the Inani beach near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Adam Ferguson Australia for the New York Times - from his story on Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombers (People, first prize stories) Aisha, age 14, stands for a portrait in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria on Sept. 21, 2017. Aisha was kidnapped by Boko Haram then assigned a suicide bombing mission. After she was strapped with explosives, she found help instead of blowing herself and others up. Jesco Denzel, Germany - Lagos Waterfronts under Threat - Contemporary Issues, first prize singles. A boat with tourists from Lagos Marina is steered through the canals of the Makoko community, an ancient fishing village that has grown into an enormous informal settlement on the shores of Lagos Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria. Toby Melville , UK (Reuters). A passerby comforts an injured woman lying on the pavement after Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians killing four in addition to a police officer at Westminster Bridge in London, Britain, March 22, 2017. Ryan Kelly (USA) for The Daily Progress - Car Attack. Spot News, second prize singles- People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 2017. The attack killed Heather Heyer and injured 19 others. James Alex Fields Jr., the alleged driver, was charged with second-degree murder. Jasper Doest, Netherlands - from Sacred no More - second prize Nature stories - At the Utsonomiya's Kayabuki Tavern Fuku-chan and Yume-chan, Mr Otsuka's oldest monkeys practice their daily performance. The monkeys have played famous actors and politicians and have appeared on foreign television shows. Following dinner in the tavern, customers have the opportunity to watch the macaques perform tricks on a makeshift stage with the help of a variety of stage props, including homemade paper maché masks - the Donald Trump mask is the favourite among the visiting tourists. Thomas P. Peschak - Jump - second prize Nature singles - Rockhopper penguins live up to their name as they navigate the rugged coastline of Marion Island, a South African Antarctic Territory in the Indian Ocean. Corey Arnold USA - Dumpster Diver; first prize singles - The bald eagle population in Dutch Harbor is far greater then the natural environment can sustain. Hundreds of Eagles rely on human waste from residents and the fishing industry to survive the long winters. Md Masfiqur Akhtar Sohan - Watch Houses Burn - Bangladesh - third prize news singles - A large group of young Rohingya watch houses burn just beyond the border at leda makeshift shelter in cox's bazar, Bangladesh on september 09, 2017. More than 800,000 rohingya have taken shelter in Bangladesh, many of whom had their houses burned and family members killed in myanmar amid a military crackdown on the muslim minority. The United Nations' top human rights official accused Myanmar of carrying out "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". First prize Environment - Neil Aldridge - Waiting for Freedom.. A young white rhino (Ceratotherium simum) waits in a boma, blindfolded and partially drugged after a long journey from South Africa, before being released into the wild in Botswana as part of efforts to rebuild Botswana's lost rhino populations. 21 September 2017.