Edinburgh will be first UK venue for the exhibition of award-winning international photojournalism.
The Scottish Parliament will host the World Press Photo exhibition, opening this week, which includes the winning entries from all nine themed categories.
This year the competition attracted 101,254 entries by 5247 photographers from 124 countries.
The jury awarded prizes to 57 photographers of 24 nationalities from around the world including, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view the overall WPP winning photo featuring a Yemeni mother in burqa cradling her injured son.
The variety of entries stretches from the iron man world championships, child brides and a cliff-climbing polar bear.
Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP said: "The World Press Photo exhibition shines a light on people and events across the globe capturing, through striking images, how headline news has affected the lives of ordinary people.
"Many of the images deal with war and conflict and are a powerful reminder of how fortunate we are in Scotland where debate relies on words not weapons."
“The exhibition also reminds us of the risks taken by photojournalists to capture these images.
“The exhibition features the work of French photographer RΘmi Ochlik, whose series on the conflict in Libya won the General News category.
“He was killed earlier this year when a shell hit the building where he and other journalists were working in Homs, Syria."
The World Press Photo exhibition will be on display in Parliament's Main Hall from Thursday, July 5 to Saturday, July 28, which will be open late on Thursdays and entrance is free.
Award winning photographer Ilvy Njiokiktjien will also give a free public lecture about her work at 4.30pm on Wednesday, July 4 at The Scottish Parliament.
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