A toddler's head poking from rubble. A swordfish's dive. Iran. Chemically-altered oranges. Obama. A man being stoned to death.
From April 23 till June 20th, these images and more are at World Press Photo 2010 in Amsterdam. This is how the pros do it. Aside from giving many of us amateurs a real sense of photographic inferiority, the tour provides an amazing look at what is going on in all corners of the world.
Here in the 020, the added backdrop of the Oude Kerk (Old Church) in the city center made for a memorable day. It's certainly not for the faint-hearted, and much of what you see will likely stay with you for a long time.
The good news is that the tour goes all year, all around the world, from Split to Santiago and San Fran to Japan. The complete schedule can be seen here. If it shows up in your city, I would highly recommend seeing the exhibition.
Below are images from the visit, including some photos of the photos. I left out a number of the harshest images, thinking that people should go see them voluntarily if they so choose.