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Here Are the Shortlisted Entries for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

From elephants in trains to desolate Chinese cityscapes, Sony’s annual competition has moving photography in spades.

Following the announcement of the winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest, Sony has unveiled the shortlisted entries for its own 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. This year marked a record number of submissions at 230,103 photos, up 28 percent from last year. Vying for a cash prize of $30,000 USD and the latest Sony digital cameras split amongst the Professional, Open and Youth categories, the winners will attend a gala ceremony in central London on April 21. Check out some of the shortlisted entries above, accompanied with the original captions from the photographers themselves, and find the full selection here.

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