The contest is free to enter and drew entries from around the world: 4,548 photographers from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images.
The World Press Photo of the Year honours the photographer whose visual creativity made an image that captures an event or issue of great journalistic importance.
The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April 2018.
The six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year are:
1. Rohingya Crisis by Patrick Brown, Australia, Panos Pictures, for UNICEF
2. Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived. – Aisha, age 14 by Adam Ferguson, Australia, for The New York Times.
3. Witnessing the Immediate Aftermath of an Attack in the Heart of London by Toby Melville, UK, Reuters.
4. The Battle for Mosul – Lined Up for an Aid Distribution by Ivor Prickett, Ireland, for The New York Times.
5. The Battle for Mosul – Young Boy Is Cared for by Iraqi Special Forces Soldiers by Ivor Prickett, Ireland, for The New York Times.
6. Venezuela Crisis by Ronaldo Schemidt, Venezuela, Agence France-Presse.
Click through the gallery to see the finalists’ work as well as the other entries’ images to the contest.