POYi Award winners

February 23, 2011

Pakistani soldier Hamed holds a rocket launcher while securing a road in Damadola, located in Bajaur Agency along the Afghan-Pakistan border March 2, 2010.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Pakistan-based photographer Adrees Latif has one Photographer of the Year for the Freelance/Agency category at this year’s POYi Awards. Adrees’ work covering flooding, NATO tankers ablaze and the army’s fight against the Taliban in Pakistan in addition to his work during the anti-government protests in Thailand was recognized by the jury.

Policemen and soldiers raise their hands while shouting "God is great," to lift their spirits as the team worked through heavy rain to search for bodies and a flight data recorder at the site of the Airblue plane crash in Islamabad's Margalla Hills July 29, 2010. Heavy monsoon rains in Islamabad on Thursday hampered recovery efforts at the site of a Pakistani plane crash that killed all 152 people on board a day earlier, a senior police officer said.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Residents being evacuated through flood waters dodge an army truck carrying relief supplies for flood victims in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district in Punjab province August 11, 2010.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government 'red shirt' protestors create a burning barricade on Rama IV road to stop army soldiers from advancing in Bangkok May 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A statue and a torn Thai national flag remain in front of Bangkok's Central World shopping mall, which was gutted by fire after army soldiers advanced towards an encampment of thousands of anti-government "red shirt" protesters, May 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government 'red shirt' supporters carry a man who was shot in the head during clashes with army soldiers on Rama IV road in Bangkok May 16, 2010.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An anti-government 'red shirt' supporter runs past burning tyres and a garbage truck which were set ablaze to block army soldiers at a check-point in Ding Daeng, near Bangkok's Victory Monument, May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Adrees’ images of the flooding also garnered an Award of Excellence in the General News Pictures story category.

A man moves his belongings after water flooded his house in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district in Punjab province August 13, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

New York-based Lucas Jackson won Second Place in the Science/Natural History category for his image of lightning over Iceland’s erupting volcano.

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Cathal McNaughton, who is based in Northern Ireland, was recognized with an Award of Excellence in the Feature category.

A duck, pheasants and rabbits hang from a clothes line before being plucked, skinned and frozen at Garron Point near the village of Carnlough in Northern Ireland, January 18, 2010.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Toronto-based photographer Mark Blinch received an Award of Excellence in the Winter Olympics category.

Gold medalist Shaun White of the U.S. (L) celebrates with bronze medalist compatriot Scott Lago after the men's halfpipe final at the 2010 Winter Olympics February 17, 2010.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Click here for a full list of the POYi winners and here for a look at Reuters’ award-winning photographs.

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Adrees, you’re swiping all the awards this year! Leave some for the rest of us!

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