The power of mobile technology harnessed by African migrants on the moonlit shores of Djibouti captured the coveted World Press Photo of the Year award for 2013. Here is a selection of the other World Press Photo Contest winners.
26 February 2013
Djibouti City, Djibouti
African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants—in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea—seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.