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World Press photo award 2017 showcases fury

Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici has garnered this year's World Press Photo of the Year - a prestigious award for photo journalism.

The judges of the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam praised the courage of photographer Burhan Ozbilici, but also said they had a tough time selecting the winning image. More than 80,000 pictures by over 5,000 photographers from 125 countries were submitted.

According to the foundation's website, "whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world." The prize, which is accompanied with 10,000 euros ($10,600), was awarded for the 60th time this year.