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AhmadinejadThis image, by the Portuguese cartoonist André Carrilho, was winner of the prize for best caricature in the World Press Cartoon (WPC) 2008—the objective of WPC is to highlight and celebrate illustrators around the world whose comments on the social and political news of the day appears in magazines and papers
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SarkozyThis image won the second prize in the caricature section, and was created for the satirical Barcelona magazine 'El Jueves' by Spanish illustrator Javier Carbajo. The World Press Cartoon has been running since 2005.
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Punk FishThis cartoon, of an 'alternative' fish, was drawn by the Cuban artist Osmani Simanca and won first prize in the WPC Humorous Cartoon category
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In the same shipWinner of the main WPC prize and the first prize in the Editorial Cartoon category is this image 'In the same ship' by Mexican illustrator Rogelio Naranjo, which appeared in the Mexican newspaper 'Universal' in September last year. This is the first time that World Press Cartoon has been shown in Catalunya
Pictures can paint a thousand words, but when it comes to cartoons, in just a few strokes of the pen, pencil or brush, they can spark debate, outrage and, on occasion, diplomatic incidents between countries and violent retribution. For the first time in Catalunya, the World Press Cartoon exhibition is stopping off here, bringing 400 of the best of newspaper and magazine cartoons from last year, cartoons that sought to put politicians, celebrities and society at large in their place.
Prizes are awarded in various categories, including caricature, editorial and humour, and the 2008 edition sees winners coming from around the world, and a total of 62 countries and over 270 publications.
To get a taste of what's on show at the Palau Robert, from July 2nd until September 27th, click on the slideshow