US photographer Spencer Platt has today been named the winner of the 50th annual World Press Photo Contest. rnPlattu2019s image of a group of young Lebanese - driving through a South Beirut neighbourhood devastated by Israeli bombings - beat more than 78,000 other entries to take the top spot. rnPlatt works for the photographic agency Getty Images.rnrnPicture credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Imagesrnrn

US photographer Spencer Platt has today been named the winner of the 50th annual World Press Photo Contest.

Platt?s image of a group of young Lebanese – driving through a South Beirut neighbourhood devastated by Israeli bombings – beat more than 78,000 other entries to take the top spot.

Platt works for the photographic agency Getty Images.

Picture credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images