The Sony World Photography Competition is the world's largest and most famous of its kind.
The competition aims to celebrate the planet's best photographers and will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017.
Last year, there were a record-breaking 230,103 entries from 186 countries submitted to the three main categories — professional, open, and youth.
The final deadline for entries to the 2017 competition is January 10, but we've selected some of our favorites so far below.
This is the annual celebration of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloili City in the Philippines. The religious festival is held every year on the fourth Sunday of January.
This bizarrely beautiful image was composed by Josè Marìa Pèrez from Argentina.
This photo shows the vast scale of the Warsaw University of Technology — the country's leading institute of technology and one of the largest in Central Europe.
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