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VIA MSN WEATHER – 2013 Award-winning photojournalism

“The photos in this collection are a sampling of those receiving Pulitzer prizes or awards from The National Press Photographers Association, World Press Photo and Reuters in 2013.

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Here, rescuers free a kayaker from beneath a fallen tree on the Eagle River in Anchorage, Alaska. The photo taken Sep. 16, 2012 by Bill Roth won 3rd Place in the category of ‘Domestic News Single’ in the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2013.

November 28, 2012: An aerial view of a house pushed into marshland almost a month after the Oakwood neighborhood in the Staten Island borough of New York was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Adrees Latif, 1st place in the category of Domestic News Picture Story, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

November 12, 2012: An insurance claims adjuster climbs the entrance to a house in the Breezy Point neighborhood stricken by Hurricane Sandy in the New York borough of Queens. Adrees Latif, 1st place in the category of Domestic News Picture Story, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

Jan. 12, 2012: Firefighters rescue a San Juan Capistrano family from a car dangling over a bridge after a fiery crash on Highway 101 near Buellton, Calif. Fire crews use a US Navy SEEBEE heavy forklift to stabilize the BMW that was dangling over the side of the bridge. A mother and her two daughters were taken to the hospital. A truck driver was killed in the accident. Mike Eliason, Award of Excellence in the category of ‘Domestic News Single,’ NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

Friday July 20, 2012: Tom Sullivan, center, hugs two women outside Gateway High School, in Aurora, Colorado. Sullivan was missing his son, who he said was at the theater where 12 people were shot and killed 58 others injured. RJ Sangosti, 1st Place in the category of ‘Photojournalist of the Year,’ NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

July 14, 2012: President Barack Obama speaks in the rain during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Virginia. Brooks Kraft, first place in the category of Road to Office Picture Story, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013

December 29, 2011:  Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stands in a chair as campaign staff member Garrett Jackson holds it steady during a campaign event at Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa. Chip Somodevilla,  2nd place in the Road to Office Picture Story category, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

December 14, 2012: The families of victims grieve near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire on school children and staff. Adrees Latif, 1st place in the category of ‘Domestic News Single’ and 2nd place in the category of ‘Domestic News Picture Story,’ NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

August 7, 2012: Germany Matthias Steiner on ground as weights fall on his neck after failing to lift on second attempt to snatch 196kg during Men’s +105kg Group A at the  2012 Summer Olympics in London. Simon Bruty, Award of Excellence in the category of ‘Olympic Action Single,’ NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

August 7, 2012: This picture taken with a fisheye lens shows France’s Benjamin Compaore participating in the men’s triple jump qualifying round during the 2012 Summer Olympics. David J. Phillip, 1st place in the category of ‘Olympic Action Single,’ NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

September 5, 2012: Brazil’s Terezinha Guilhermina (L) and her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana cross the finish line to win the women’s 100m – T11 final in the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Suzanne Plunkett, Award of Excellence in the category Olympic Action Single, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

September 6, 2012: China’s He Junquan bites on a towel to aid his start in the men’s 50m Backstroke S5 race during the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Eddie Keogh, Walkley Press Photographer of the Year Portfolio and Sport category finalist.

August 2, 2012: Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. competes in the balance beam during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Dylan Martinez, 2nd place in the category of Olympic Action Single, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

April 18, 2012: Brian Bannon, the new library commissioner for the Chicago Public Libraries, stands next in the special collections room at the library. The books on the shelf were donated to the city by the country of England after the Great Chicago Fire. Alex Garcia, first place, Portrait and Personality Single, NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

August 10, 2011: Oglala Sioux bareback riders Carey Rouillard (left) and Travis New Holy stop for a neighborly chat in Evergreen, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Oglala have a traditional reverence for the horse, which they call sunka wakan, or sacred dog. Aaron Huey, 1st place in the category of Cliff Edom’s ‘New America Award,’ NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2013.

Nov. 12, 2012: A bald eagle takes flight as it is released November 12, 2012 at Lake Murray in South Carolina. The eagle was taken to the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte with an injury months ago. It was released with assistance from Riverbanks Zoo. Gerry Melendez, third place, Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets) category in NPPA’s 2013 Best of Photojournalism.

HATS OFF TO ALL THE WINNERS FOR CAPTURING THESE AMAZING IMAGES!

 

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