Hooded Iraqi prisoner comforting a child [2003] Award winning photo showing a iraqi man comforts his son at a holding center for prisoners of war in An Najaf, Iraq, 31 March 2003. Taken by photographer Jean-Marc Bouju

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30 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs From The Last 30 Years

Racing barefooted after kicking off her flip-flops, Cyndie pushes her son Derek Madsen, up and down hallways in the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on June successfully distracting him during the dreaded wait before his bone marrow extraction.

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Hold my gaze, if you can While you were dreaming, I was a man Young soldier in Vietnam, 1965 Photographed by Horst Faas.

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This Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by AP photographer Nick Ut shows terrified children, including Kim Phuc, center, fleeing down a highway June 8, 1972, near Trang Bang, Vietnam, after an aerial napalm attack. The terrified girl had ripped off her burning clothes. Pham Thi Kim Phuc, now grown and married, forgave John Plummer, the U.S. officer who called in the strike, when they met last November at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

William C. Beall - Faith and Confidence, 1958 A policeman speaks to a young boy at a parade in Washington, D.C. for the Washington Daily News. 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Photography - Courtesy Scripps Howard News Service

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kevin carter and the photo that made the world weep

A vulture watches a starving child in southern Sudan, March 1, 1993. Kevin Carter couldn't live with the guilt of much of what he had seen. Committed suicide. BangBang Club

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The Kiss of Life 1968 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography, Rocco Morabito, Jacksonville Journal July 17, 1967: Air conditioners hum all over Horida. In Jacksonville, they overwhelm the electrical system and knock out the power. Jacksonville Journal photographer Rocco Morabito is on his way to photograph a railroad strike when he notices Jacksonville Electric Authority linemen high up on the poles. "I passed these men working and went on to my assignment," says Morabito. "I took eight…

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