Fifteen photos featured over the past year in Newsweek have been honored in the American Photography competition, among 342 winners from 8,100 submissions. From a striking portrait of Angelina Jolie to gripping photos from war-torn Afghanistan and Libya, check out these award-winning images.
The village of Otsuchi, Iwate, blanketed in snow, displays the destruction caused by the 2011 earthquake in Japan.
Disaster in Japan, One Year Later: Photos by Q. Sakamaki
Photograph by Q. Sakamaki/Redux for Newsweek