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The 2013 World Press Photo Exhibition is coming to Toronto. The exhibition is organized by Brookfield Place and will be on display in their own Allen Lambert Galleria from October 1 to the 22nd.

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Swimming emperor penguins shoot to the water’s surface. The cloud of bubbles they create may help confuse predators. The photo by photographer Paul Nicklen won first prize for the category of Nature Stories in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

National Geographic magazine/Paul Nicklen

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A southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) feeds on the fruit of the blue quandong tree. The flightless birds grow up to two meters in height, with males weighing some 55 kg, and females 76 kg. Cassowaries are an endangered species, with around only 1,500 left in the wild. The photo won 1 st Prize Nature Single in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Christian Ziegler

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Makone Soumaoro (30) "My neck doesn’t hurt, but I worry that it swells so much. I hope it is not a tumor, because I’m a housewife and my husband and children need me." People receiving treatment on Africa Mercy, a hospital ship docked at Conakry, Guinea. The photo won 1st Prize People Staged Portraits Stories. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Stephan Vanfleteren/Mercy Ships / De Standaard

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The photo won 1st Prize for Sports Action Single in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Wei Seng Chen

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Uprooted pine trees still lie strewn over a beach in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. Rikuzentakata was almost completely destroyed by the 2011 tsunami, and lost up to 40 percent of its population of over 23,000. The photo won 3rd Prize General News Stories in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

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Kayla stands with her American Girl doll, in front of a portrait of her ancestors at home in Boston. The dolls come in a range of different ‘characters’, with varying skin tones and hairstyles, that customers can choose from. The photo won 3rd Prize People – Observed Portraits Single in the 2013 World Press photo contest and will be on display with other winners from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Ilona Szwarc/Redux Pictures

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Milan (4) leaves the hospital on 27 February, three months after surviving a family suicide attempt in which both his father and mother died. All three jumped from a sixth-floor balcony, in Belgrade, Serbia. The photo won 1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Singles in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Nemanja Pančić/Kurir

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Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is active across a number of media, including sculpture, installation, architecture, photography and film. He is highly vocal in his criticism of the Chinese government’s record on democracy and human rights, and in his investigations of corruption and cover-up. In 2011, Ai was detained by the authorities, accused of tax evasion. The photo won 2nd Prize Prize People – Staged Portraits Single in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Stefan Chow/Smithsonian magazine

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The photographer’s family, early one morning on summer holiday in northern Italy. The photo won 2nd Prize Daily Life Single in the 2013 World Press photo contest and will be on display with other winners from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Søren Bidstrup/Berlingske

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Mirella was married to her husband Luigi for over 40 years. At the age of 65, Luigi began to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. For six years, Mirella cared for Luigi herself, at home in Rome. The photo won 1st Prize Daily Life Stories in the 2013 World Press photo contest and will be on display with other winners from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Fausto Podavini

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Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries sustained during a Syrian military bombardment of her home, in the northern city of Idlib. Her husband and two children were killed in the attack. The photo won 1st Prize General News Single in the 2013 World Press photo contest and will be on display with other winners from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

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A Free Syrian Army fighter takes up position in the Sulemain Halabi district, a rebel stronghold, during clashes with government forces. The photo won 2nd Prize Spot News Stories in the 2013 World Press photo contest and will be on display with other winners from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Fabio Bucciarelli/Agence France-Presse

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Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt (top) in action against Peter Joppich of Germany during the men’s foil individual match. Abouelkassem won the bout and went on to take a silver medal. The photo won 2nd Prize for Sports Action Stories in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency

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Phan Thi Thuy Vy (20, left) and Dang Thi Bich Bay (20), both students, relax at the end of the day watching television. They have been together for a year. The photo won 1st Prize for Contemporary Issues Stories in the 2013 World Press photo contest and will be on display with other winners from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Maika Elan/MoST Artists

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The Velká Pardubická was first held in 1874, and has gained a reputation as one of the toughest and most grueling steeplechases in the world. Held each October in the town of Pardubice in the Czech Republic, the race has been run almost every year since its founding. The photo won 1st Prize for Sports Action Stories in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Roman Vondrous/Czech Press Agency

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A woman sits on bags of waste she has salvaged, at the Dandora municipal dump, outside Nairobi, Kenya. The photo won 1st Prize for Contemporary Issues Stories in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Micah Albert/Redux Images for Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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Mireia Arnau (39) reacts behind the broken glass of her shop, stormed by demonstrators clashing with police in Barcelona, during a general strike on 29 March. The photo won 3rd Prize for Contemporary Issues Single in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Emilio Morenatti/The Associated Press

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