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Afghan Photographer Massoud Hossaini Wins Pulitzer Prize

Gripping… this pic from photographer Massoud Hossaini, of a 12 year old girl screaming after a suicide bombing, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

The explosion of which the young girl, Tarana Akbari, is a survivor killed more than 70 people. Among the dead were seven of Akbari’s family members, who had traveled to Kabul in honor of the holiday Ashura; nine other relatives were wounded. The Pulitzer announcement calls the photograph, featured here, “heartbreaking.” Hossaini, who works with Agence France-Presse, is a native of Kabul and was raised in Iran. He was a political activist prior to taking up a camera, and got his start photographing Afghan refugees living in his adopted country. He returned to his home country in 2002 and is still based there.

Massoud Hossaini — AFP / Getty Images

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