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Karsten Thielker, Pulitzer-Winning AP Photographer, Dies At 54

Karsten Thielker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer with The Associated Press who covered human suffering in conflict zones around the globe, has died at the age of 54. Thielker died on October 3 in Berlin of esophageal cancer, his wife Janna Ressel said.

Thielker, who started his career at a Mainz-area regional newspaper before working for the AP from 1990-1996, was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 1995 for photos of ethnic violence in Rwanda.

Thielker's career took him to many other conflicts and war zones, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, and Chechnya.

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