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PORTRAITS STORIES _ 1. Donald Weber, Canada, VII Photo Agency, Interrogation room, Ukraine; 2. Ton Koene, The Netherlands, Recruits at police training center, Kunduz, Afghanistan; 3. Simon Norfolk and John Burke, Britain, Burke + Norfolk, Afghanistan, 19th and 21st century.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SINGLES _ 1. David Goldman, USA, The Associated Press, Cpl. Ben Vandandaigue plays the drums at a Canadian base, Kandahar, Afghanistan. 2. Vincent Boisot, France, Riva Press for Le Figaro Magazine, Dakar fashion week, model poses in Yolande Mancini’s design, Senegal; 3. Pavel Prokopchik, The Netherlands, Local shaman performs ritual, Ungurtas, Kazakhstan.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT STORIES _ 1. Rob Hornstra, The Netherlands, The Sochi Project: Sochi Singers; 2. Emiliano Larizza, Italy, Contrasto, Saut-d’Eau Pilgrimage, Haiti. 3. Huimin Kuang, China, Huang Jianglu newspaper, The Return of the Native, Mao Zedong remembered.

NATURE SINGLES _ 1. Jenny E. Ross, USA, Polar bear attempts to feed on sea birds’ eggs, Novaya Zemlya, Russia; 2. Joan Costa, Spain, for Malaspina Expedition, Specimen of a heteropoda, Pacific Ocean; 3. Francesco Zizola, Italy, Noor Images, Tuna fish in the Tonnara, off Carloforte Island, Sardinia, Italy.

NATURE STORIES _ 1. Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine, Rhino wars; 2. Carsten Peter, Germany, National Geographic magazine, Hang Ken, infinite cave, Vietnam; 3. Paul Hilton, Britain, EPA for Pew, Shark fin.