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This stunning picture of workers taking part in the rescue of the eight‐storey building Rana Plaza which collapsed at Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, by photographer K.M Asad is a shortlist in the Current Affairs category. (K.M Asad/Sony World Photography Awards)

Sony World Photography Awards 2014: Professional shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards has been revealed. Fourteen British photographers have been recognised in the professional categories - and five of those 14 have qualified as finalists. The professional categories cover a wide array of subjects, including Current Affairs, Arts and Culture, Travel and People. There is also an Open competition for amateur snappers. The professional photographers get judged on a body of work they have created and the winners will be revealed in April. Here are the highlights from this year's entries in the pro categories...