The Press Photographer’s Year (PPY) has announced this year’s competition winners.

Photographer of the Year went to David Bebber of the Times, whose winning image depicts Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi standing behind protective glass during a military parade to celebrate his 40 years as head of state.

Rebecca Harley was awarded first prize in the ‘Multimedia’ category for her slideshow entitled Memories of a House, which combines her photographs with interviews and music.

The News category award went to Kieran Doherty, whose photograph shows a young girl and other mourners as hearses carry the coffins of five British soldiers through Wootten Bassett.

This year, 7,713 photographs were entered, of which 119 were shortlisted as a final edit selection. From this final edit, 16 were chosen by a jury chaired by award-winning press photographer Roger Allen.

The final edit of 119 photographs will be exhibited at the National Theatre from 10 July 2010 until 11 September 2010.

The photographs also feature alongside the final edit from 2009 in a book available to order from the PPY website.

See a slideshow of the 16 winning photographs at his link.

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