World Press Photo of the Year 2013 John Stanmeyer African migrants in Djibouti City, Djibouti, raise their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia, a tenuous link to relatives abroad, on Feb. 26, 2013. 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.
2006 Niger The fingers of malnourished Alassa Galisou (1) are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding center. One of the worst droughts in recent times, together with a particularly heavy plague of locusts that had destroyed the previous year’s harvest, left millions of people severely short of food. (Finbarr O’Reilly)