Best photos: Sony World Photography Awards 2011
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"A picture can paint a thousand words." The old adage has never been more relevant, now that anyone with a decent cam can capture an evocative image that needs no textual accompaniment.
In recognition of the finest photos taken in the past year, the shortlist for the Sony 2011 Sony World Photography Awards has just been announced.
Spanning "the three genres Photojournalism & Documentary, Fine Art and Commercial, and an Open competition for photographers of all abilities", we've selected some of the standout entrants vying for photographic glory.
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