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The Photos Of Pulitzer-Winner Massoud Hossaini

AFP Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for an image of a young Afghan girl after a suicide attack at a shrine in Kabul in December 2011. WARNING: Final, prize-winning image contains graphic violence and may be disturbing. (All photos by Massoud Hossaini for AFP unless otherwise indicated.)

An Afghan demonstrator holds a copy of a half-burned Koran, allegedly set on fire by U.S. soldiers, at the gate of Bagram air base during a protest against Koran desecration at Bagram in February.
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An Afghan demonstrator holds a copy of a half-burned Koran, allegedly set on fire by U.S. soldiers, at the gate of Bagram air base during a protest against Koran desecration at Bagram in February.

Eleven-year-old girl Tarana Akbari poses for a photograph after an interview with an AFP reporter at her home in Kabul on April 17 after the announcement that Hossaini's photo had won the Pulitzer Prize. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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Eleven-year-old girl Tarana Akbari poses for a photograph after an interview with an AFP reporter at her home in Kabul on April 17 after the announcement that Hossaini's photo had won the Pulitzer Prize. (AFP/Shah Marai)

An elderly vendor sits at his shop in Kabul in April.
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An elderly vendor sits at his shop in Kabul in April.

A young man enters a barber shop in Kabul in January.
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A young man enters a barber shop in Kabul in January.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Massoud Hossaini reacts as the prizewinning photograph is shown on Afghan television on April 17. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
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Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Massoud Hossaini reacts as the prizewinning photograph is shown on Afghan television on April 17. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Eleven-year-old Akbari, the "girl in green dress," at her home in Kabul on April 17. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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Eleven-year-old Akbari, the "girl in green dress," at her home in Kabul on April 17. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Afghans walking along a street in Kabul in February.
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Afghans walking along a street in Kabul in February.

People gather for a New Year's ceremony at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul in March.
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People gather for a New Year's ceremony at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul in March.

An Afghan woman who was deported from Iran to Afghanistan looks on with other returnees at the provincial refugee agency premises in Herat city in February.
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An Afghan woman who was deported from Iran to Afghanistan looks on with other returnees at the provincial refugee agency premises in Herat city in February.

Sixteen-year-old Aatifa, who set herself on fire in Herat, cries in her hospital bed in February.
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Sixteen-year-old Aatifa, who set herself on fire in Herat, cries in her hospital bed in February.

An Afghan National Army helicopter flies over the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul in March.
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An Afghan National Army helicopter flies over the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul in March.

Pashtun leaders listen to President Hamid Karzai speak at a meeting with tribal leaders in Kandahar in June 2010.
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Pashtun leaders listen to President Hamid Karzai speak at a meeting with tribal leaders in Kandahar in June 2010.

Britain's Prince Charles looks through the window of a British military helicopter en route to Lashkar Gah in March 2010.
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Britain's Prince Charles looks through the window of a British military helicopter en route to Lashkar Gah in March 2010.

The photograph that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, showing Tarana Akbari reacting amid the casualties after the suicide bombing at a crowded Shi'ite shrine in Kabul on December 6, 2011.
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The photograph that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, showing Tarana Akbari reacting amid the casualties after the suicide bombing at a crowded Shi'ite shrine in Kabul on December 6, 2011.

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