Picture of drug-addled Ukrainian prostitute among the most startling press photographs of 2012
From the disturbing image of a drugs-addicted prostitute smoking a
cigarette, to a haunting picture of a desperate mother standing alone
amidst the devastation of the Japanese Tsunami - the World Press Photo
contest offers a vivid reflection of the world we live in. An exhibition
of the winning entries, which went on show at the Southbank Centre in
London today showcases the best in photojournalism from across the globe
and features startling pictures from the world in 2011.