The 85 winning World Press Photo Contest pictures, from Palestine to the Ukraine crisis

More than 64,000 images from 130 countries were submitted for consideration

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Images of protests in Sudan, children in Palestine and the Ukraine crisis are among the winning entries from the 65th World Press Photo Contest.

The competition has announced the winners of its regional categories, including Africa, Asia and Europe.

The best images were decided by global juries, with each region separated into four categories; Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects and Open Format.

The World Press Photo Contest recognises and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography of the previous year.

This year, the winners were chosen from 64,823 photographs and open format entries, by 4,066 photographers from 130 countries.

The regional format of the competition was new for this year, with organisers hoping it will encourage more diverse entries and subject matter.

"It is exhilarating to see the way in which the new regional contest set up has produced the changes that we were hoping for,” said Joumana El Zein Khoury, executive director of the World Press Photo Foundation. “Changes that we believe will offer different perspectives on, and a deeper connection to, photojournalism and documentary photography from all over the world."

Fatima Shbair’s image, titled Palestinian Children in Gaza, won the Singles category for Asia, while Bram Janssen’s picture, The Cinema of Kabul, won in the Stories category.

For the Europe region, Guillaume Herbaut’s image, Ukraine Crisis, won in the Long-Term Project category.

The contest's global winners will be announced on April 7.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the winning entries from Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.

Updated: March 25, 2022, 9:15 AM