Picture the world: these incredible images from the Global Photo Awards reflect the light and dark sides of life

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These images from the Global Photo Awards reflect the light and dark side of our planet. (PHOTO: Daniel Haeker/ Panos Laskarakis, Alain Schroeder/ Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerrasaiz
These images from the Global Photo Awards reflect the light and dark side of our planet. (PHOTO: Daniel Haeker/ Panos Laskarakis, Alain Schroeder/ Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerrasaiz

From magnificent views of the Milky Way to fierce young Muay Thai boxers, life on Earth has been gloriously captured in a competition that celebrates creativity, the wonder of nature and the diversity of the people who populate the planet. The annual Global Photo Awards competition is open to amateur and professional photographers alike.

“Our mission is to create an opportunity for everyone loving photography to receive recognition for their work,” the organizers say.

Here’s a selection of winning and shortlisted images.

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