By World Press Photo
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The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen, a staff photographer for Danish daily newspaper Politiken, as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014.
The picture shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St Petersburg, Russia. Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.