The moving photograph of a family in Ukraine torn apart by war has won first prize at the Siena International Photo Awards – one of the world’s most widely anticipated photography competitions.

The top prize went to The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Salwan Georges for his photo captioned “Georgy.”

The photographer captured the moment Georgy Keburia had to say goodbye to his wife Maya and children as they boarded the train in Odessa for Lviv on March 5, 2022.

In the heartbreaking goodbye shot, his wife’s emotions are etched on her face as her palm presses against the glass.

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The competition also saw winners in 12 categories who, with their lens, capture nature, sports, everyday life and much more.

From a pack of lions crossing the African savannah to a daring young man using the roof of a gas station as a diving board, the award-winning photos are an incredible look at life, all over the planet ( com/sienawards/).

The award-winning photographs are on display in Siena, Italy – at Distilleria Lo Stellino – as part of the ‘People Sharing the World’ exhibition, which ends on 19 November.