‘Pictures of the Year’ exhibit returns to the Newseum

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2014_04_newsuem African migrants crowd the moonlit Djibouti shore trying to capture cellphone signals from neighboring Somalia to contact relatives abroad. “Signal”, which will be on display at the Newsuem, won first place in the Feature category in Pictures of the Year International, one of the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism contests in the world. Credit: John Stanmeyer, Freelance (PRNewsFoto/Newseum )

Log out of Instagram. You will find the world’s best photos on display this weekend at the Newseum.

In an exclusive showing debuting Saturday, the museum will feature the “Pictures of the Year” exhibit, featuring a collection of the award-winning news photos taken in 2013. The images will be selected from those honored by Pictures of the Year International, one of the most prestigious photojournalism contests in the world.

“The return of ‘Pictures of the Year’ is testament to our commitment to showcasing the very best of photojournalism at the Newseum,” said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. “These images remind us of the extraordinary power that photographs have to spark wonder, spur action and ignite change in the world.”

Visitors will see dramatic photos from events like the Boston Marathon bombing and light-hearted snapshots from sports and entertainment. The exhibit will be open April 25-Sept. 1, 2014.

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