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Graphic photo wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography [pic]
Posted by on Apr 17th, 2012

Ya hey… i know it’s not the kind of thing you normally see on Life is Savage, but most likely every single one of you reading this is doing so in the safety of your home or office. We as South Africans have a terrible habit of complaining about how kak things are, but have a look at this photo and be thankful you’re not living in a country were conflict and war is part of your daily life.

Here’s the photo that has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

I’ve blacked most of it out for sensitive viewers and if you want to see the original then just click it. It shows a young girl surrounded by bodies after a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan killed seven members of her family.

Haunting.

“Massoud Hossaini has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for his photo of Tarana Akbari, 12, screaming in fear moments after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a crowd at the Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul on December 6. The photograph made the front pages of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post the next day. “I was taking pictures and I did want to help,” Hossaini said. “But I just saw that the bodies were completely destroyed and I said, ‘O.K. I can’t do anything for them, so I have to wait for whoever comes.” [NY Daily News]

Count your blessing folks.

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