See the winning photographs from the 2012 World Press Photo of the Year awards For photojournalists it is the creme de la creme—an award they all secretly, or publicly covet. And, invariably, it comes with huge personal risk, because following the news often means placing oneself in harms way. Here are some of the winning pictures, more at the link. (Photos: New York Times/Corbis/Reuters)
Visitors view ice sculptures at Yanqing Ice Festival also for the Chinese Lantern Festival on February 6, 2012 in Beijing, China. The Lantern Festival also known as the Yuanxiao Festival or Shangyuan Festival in China.