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Sony World Photography Award finalists revealed

A hunter rests with an eagle in western Mongolia - Open Category. Photo: Simon Morris

The shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards has been revealed.

Photographers from 166 different countries have submitted almost 144,000 images for the annual competition held by the World Photography Organisation.

Orangutans, Holi celebrations and a crying bride are among the images that made the cut.

Judges are set to announce the winners of the Open, Professional and Open categories next month. Here are some of the images competing for the top accolades:

Chin Boon Leng's images of a young orangutan features in the Open Category. Credit: Chin Boon Leng
Pilgrims and devotees of the Maha Kumbh Mela - the largest spiritual gathering on the planet. Credit: Wolfgang Weinhardt
'Big Cat, Little Cat' has been used in an advertising campaign for Whiskas cat food. Credit: George Logan
Hasan Baglar's image of 'dancing insects' are in the shortlist for the Open Category. Credit: Hasan Baglar
Anurag Kumar captured this image of a young boy enjoying the annual Holi Festival. Credit: Anurag Kumar
Alpay Erdem captured the image of a muddy woman jumping into a lake - Open Category. Credit: Alpay Erdem
Sophie Gamand's image of a 'wet dog' is shortlisted in the Professional Category. Credit: Sophie Gamand
'Be Cheerful Even in the Darkest of Times' is the title of Samantha Fortenberry's image. Credit: Samantha Fortenberry
Rescue workers take part in the rescue of the eight-storey building Rana Plaza which collapsed at Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: K. M Asad
An emotional bride was captured in Taiwan by Yao Wang Chong. Credit: Yao Wang Chong

All the shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

The winners of the Open and Youth categories will be announced on 18 March.

See all the images shortlisted in the 2014 competition here