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Sony World Photography Award Winners

If you're craving a holiday, best look away now - the following gallery isn't going to help things.

These stunning images are just some of the winners of the Young, Open and National sections of the Sony World Photography competition. A judging panel from the World Photographic Academy and Sony sifted through a staggering 139,554 images, selecting some of the finest travel photography we've ever seen.

Professional category winners and the L’Iris D’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title will be announced in London on 30 April, with a collection of shortlisted and winning photographs going on display at London's Somerset House from 1-18 May. Book your tickets here and check out all of the winners here.

(Images: World Photography Organisation)



Urban photographer of the year


Awesome basketball hoop photos


Brilliant Façade photo series


Incredible vintage NASA photos


Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 winners


Finalists of National Geographic traveller photography



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*Slow hand clap*

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Danny Wallace on a case of mistaken identity at the supermarket

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There's an adult-sized version of the toy car we all had

Forget your Ferarris, this is where it's at

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Obama just obliterated Trump On Jimmy Kimmel's 'Mean Tweets'

The bewigged one just got served

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Stephen King teased Donald Trump story and Twitter reacted wonderfully

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This American listed everything we Brits do better than our US cousins

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Scientists claim they've solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

About bloody time

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Everything you've ever wanted to ask, answered in explicit detail. NSFW

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Obama just danced to Hotline Bling with Usher

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