Sony World Photography Awards 2017

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Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Source : dailymail.co.uk Music : Andre Rieu Author : Beatrice Vaisman

In Guizhou, China, this little boy's parents are busy harvesting as his 90-year-old grandmother takes a quick break to enjoy a tender moment with him :

In Guizhou, China, this little boy's parents are busy harvesting as his 90-year-old grandmother takes a quick break to enjoy a tender moment with him

This photo was taken at a cemetery in Manila, the Philippines, where a community of homeless people live, including this child who has found a balloon to play with among the unclaimed bones and bodies :

This photo was taken at a cemetery in Manila, the Philippines, where a community of homeless people live, including this child who has found a balloon to play with among the unclaimed bones and bodies

Li was admitted to the Changchun weight loss centre last year where he undergoes traditional Chinese treatments including fire therapy, pictured, which involves burning a mixture of ingredients on a cloth over his stomach :

Li was admitted to the Changchun weight loss centre last year where he undergoes traditional Chinese treatments including fire therapy, pictured, which involves burning a mixture of ingredients on a cloth over his stomach

Li Hang, an eleven-year-old boy from Harbin, China, has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a chromosome abnormality which means he can't stop himself from overeating. He weighs more than 340lbs and is currently undergoing medical treatment :

Li Hang, an eleven-year-old boy from Harbin, China, has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a chromosome abnormality which means he can't stop himself from overeating. He weighs more than 340lbs and is currently undergoing medical treatment

Taha Sirhan (right), 11, carries the Iraqi flag through burned out oil fields in the city of Qayyarah south east of Mosul in Iraq. His father was killed by ISIS during their occupation because he was working for the Iraqi police :

Taha Sirhan (right), 11, carries the Iraqi flag through burned out oil fields in the city of Qayyarah south east of Mosul in Iraq. His father was killed by ISIS during their occupation because he was working for the Iraqi police

Twin sisters Liu Bingqing and Liu Yujie go through rigorous gymnastics training at a Chinese sports school in Jining, Shandong province, where they have studied and trained since they were infants :

Twin sisters Liu Bingqing and Liu Yujie go through rigorous gymnastics training at a Chinese sports school in Jining, Shandong province, where they have studied and trained since they were infants

Photographer Kamila Staniszewska captured her six-year-old daughter break into tears while doing her homework in Poland :

Photographer Kamila Staniszewska captured her six-year-old daughter break into tears while doing her homework in Poland

In Senegal, a young girl clings to the edge of a bus window with a strained expression on her face as the photographer shoots from above :

In Senegal, a young girl clings to the edge of a bus window with a strained expression on her face as the photographer shoots from above

Photographer Tim Topple took this image of his six-year-old daughter playing at their home in Cieszyn, southern Poland :

Photographer Tim Topple took this image of his six-year-old daughter playing at their home in Cieszyn, southern Poland

A nine-year-old girl called Syuzanna takes shelter in the shell of a dilapidated car outside the abandoned building she lives in, in Gymri, Armenia, where the poverty rate is 47 per cent :

A nine-year-old girl called Syuzanna takes shelter in the shell of a dilapidated car outside the abandoned building she lives in, in Gymri, Armenia, where the poverty rate is 47 per cent

In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, fashion designer Nassiba, who is pictured playing with her son, states: 'Society constrains the divorcee. What you can or can't do, remains under the control of others. As an independent single mother, I've made peace with the sacrifices I've had to make, but also managed to find happiness on my own‘ :

In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, fashion designer Nassiba , who is pictured playing with her son, states: 'Society constrains the divorcee. What you can or can't do, remains under the control of others. As an independent single mother, I've made peace with the sacrifices I've had to make, but also managed to find happiness on my own‘

In GouLingYu, Gansu province, this girl is just one of 61million 'left-behind' children in China's rural areas whose parents have left them to move into the city. This girl says her mother 'ran away' from her when she was six months old :

In GouLingYu, Gansu province, this girl is just one of 61million 'left-behind' children in China's rural areas whose parents have left them to move into the city. This girl says her mother 'ran away' from her when she was six months old

Photographer Germano Miele writes of this image, which he took in the small village in Benin: 'It's very common, when you leave the big cities to go discovering little villages, to be received like an old friend coming back home with amazing and unforgettable smiles and calling me "Yovo" (white man in Fon, the local language). This is the pure Africa I really love‘ :

Photographer Germano Miele writes of this image, which he took in the small village in Benin: 'It's very common, when you leave the big cities to go discovering little villages, to be received like an old friend coming back home with amazing and unforgettable smiles and calling me "Yovo" (white man in Fon, the local language). This is the pure Africa I really love‘

Caught in the crossfire, Iraqi civilians displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, just south of Mosul, reach an Iraqi army checkpoint on the northern outskirts of Qayyarah :

Caught in the crossfire, Iraqi civilians displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, just south of Mosul, reach an Iraqi army checkpoint on the northern outskirts of Qayyarah

A young boy pictured clutching two guns in the Honduran city of Rivera Hernandez, where according to the photographer, five warring gangs result in three dead bodies a day :

A young boy pictured clutching two guns in the Honduran city of Rivera Hernandez, where according to the photographer, five warring gangs result in three dead bodies a day

In a remote village of India's West Bengal, children gather as this Sannyasi (religious beggar) parades a skull as part of a Gajan Festival, in hopes for rain and a better harvest in the coming year :

In a remote village of India's West Bengal, children gather as this Sannyasi (religious beggar) parades a skull as part of a Gajan Festival, in hopes for rain and a better harvest in the coming year

A boy in Nakhon si Thammarat, South Thailand, rests his weary head on a buffalo in the mists of the early morning :

A boy in Nakhon si Thammarat , South Thailand, rests his weary head on a buffalo in the mists of the early morning

Photographer Jian Seng Soh, who captured this image in Kyoto, Japan, wrote of it: 'Before I got off the bus at the next station, I gave my seat to this young elementary student with heavy bags and she immediately fell asleep‘ :

Photographer Jian Seng Soh, who captured this image in Kyoto, Japan, wrote of it: 'Before I got off the bus at the next station, I gave my seat to this young elementary student with heavy bags and she immediately fell asleep‘

Syrian refugee children shelter under plastic to protect themselves from the rain during transportation from a Turkish camp :

Syrian refugee children shelter under plastic to protect themselves from the rain during transportation from a Turkish camp

Participants wait backstage during a regional bodybuilding championship in Stavropol, southern Russia, where the photographer says: 'Western magazines crammed with images of unrealistically muscled male and female bodies passed from hand to hand‘ :

Participants wait backstage during a regional bodybuilding championship in Stavropol, southern Russia, where the photographer says: 'Western magazines crammed with images of unrealistically muscled male and female bodies passed from hand to hand‘

In the poverty-stricken region of Gyumri, Armenia, mum Lusine sleeps with her five children in the only room they have. During the Soviet era, these huge buildings on the outskirts of the city accommodated around 60 families each. Today there are just four families living here, among decaying walls and corridors :

In the poverty-stricken region of Gyumri , Armenia, mum Lusine sleeps with her five children in the only room they have. During the Soviet era, these huge buildings on the outskirts of the city accommodated around 60 families each. Today there are just four families living here, among decaying walls and corridors

In Denmark, 28 schoolchildren have a pillow fight at the institute of controversial Danish therapist Carl-Mar Moller, where they are encouraged to play freely without rules :

In Denmark, 28 schoolchildren have a pillow fight at the institute of controversial Danish therapist Carl-Mar Moller, where they are encouraged to play freely without rules

In Shanxi, China, this laughing toddler lives with her parents in a traditional cave house where the photographer says they enjoy life :

In Shanxi, China, this laughing toddler lives with her parents in a traditional cave house where the photographer says they enjoy life

Pier Mane captured this indigenous tribe of the Solomon islands. He said of the image: 'It seems kids learn to paddle before they walk‘ :

Pier Mane captured this indigenous tribe of the Solomon islands. He said of the image: 'It seems kids learn to paddle before they walk‘

At a school in rural southwest Uganda, children in uniforms pray earnestly in the early morning before classes commence :

At a school in rural southwest Uganda, children in uniforms pray earnestly in the early morning before classes commence

A tired young student poses at a school near Sidone in Lebanon, where around a million Syrian refugees are supported by international organizations :

A tired young student poses at a school near Sidone in Lebanon, where around a million Syrian refugees are supported by international organizations

A young boy in Senegal pictured travelling aboard a carriage guarding a bag of flour, which will be used to make bread :

A young boy in Senegal pictured travelling aboard a carriage guarding a bag of flour, which will be used to make bread

In Edinburgh, Scotland, boys smoke cigarettes in a deprived area with high rates of unemployment, drug abuse and gang activity :

In Edinburgh, Scotland, boys smoke cigarettes in a deprived area with high rates of unemployment, drug abuse and gang activity

In Brazil's Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, these children at a festival stopped to pose for a photo as they played in the streets :

In Brazil's Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, these children at a festival stopped to pose for a photo as they played in the streets

In the jungle of Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, children share a joke with an elder of the Mentawai Tribe on Mentawai Island :

In the jungle of Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, children share a joke with an elder of the Mentawai Tribe on Mentawai Island Thanks to Dr. Ema Leibovici

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