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Last year's inaugural Prix Pictet photography award for environmental sustainability produced a stunning shortlist of photos.

This year is no different with 12 photographers in the running for the first prize of 100,000 CHF ($97,500).

The theme in 2009 is described simply as "Earth." The aim is to highlight how man exploits the planet's resources and how this impacts the landscapes and communities surrounding them. Read full article »

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