AP's coverage of Syria crisis wins 2013 Pulitzer photo prize

  • A woman named Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries after the Syrian army shelled her house in Idlib, northern Syria. Aida's husband and two children were killed in the attack. Rodrigo Abd / AP Photo
  • A rebel sniper aims at a Syrian army position as he and another rebel fighter are reflected in a mirror inside a residential building in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria. Narciso Contreras / AP Photo
  • A Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria in this October 3, 2012. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • A rebel fighter gestures for victory after firing a shoulder-fired missile toward a building where Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar Assad were hiding during heavy clashes in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria. Narciso Contreras / AP Photo
  • A boy named Ahmed mourns his father, Abdulaziz Abu Ahmed Khrer, who was killed by a Syrian army sniper, during his funeral in Idlib, Syria. Rodrigo Abd / AP Photo
  • Mahmoud, a 21-year-old Palestinian resident of Syria, rests in a field hospital in the town of Anadan, Syria, after he was found with three gunshot wounds. Mahmoud was said to be the only survivor of a massacre in which he and 10 other men were blindfolded, beaten and sprayed with bullets. Khalil Hamra / AP Photo
  • People burn portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration against his regime in the outskirts of Idlib, northern Syria. Rodrigo Abd / AP Photo
  • Night falls on a Syrian rebel-controlled area of Aleppo. Destroyed buildings, including Dar Al-Shifa hospital, are seen on Sa'ar street after airstrikes targeted the area a week before. Narciso Contreras / AP Photo
  • A man points a flashlight towards the body of a Syrian man killed during army shelling at a graveyard in Aleppo. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • A Syrian man wheels a severely injured woman to a hospital for treatment after an artillery shell landed near a bakery in Aleppo, Syria. Narciso Contreras / AP Photo
  • Abdullah Ahmed, 10, who suffered burns in a Syrian government airstrike and fled his home with his family, stands outside their tent at a camp for displaced Syrians in the village of Atmeh. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
  • An apartment destroyed by tank shelling is seen in a building in Karm al-Jabel after several days of intense clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army. Narciso Contreras / AP Photo
  • Syrian refugees cross in to Turkey via the Orontes River, near the Turkish village of Hacipasa. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • A wounded woman still in shock leaves Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • A family escapes from fierce fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government troops in Idlib, northern Syria. Rodrigo Abd / AP Photo
  • A wounded Syrian civilian lies in the street with a shot to his stomach after he was targeted by a Syrian army sniper while walking near the frontline in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. Narciso Contreras / AP Photo
  • A man teaches Bilal, 11, how to use a toy rocket-propelled grenade in Idlib, northern Syria. Rodrigo Abd / AP Photo
  • Free Syrian Army fighters sit in a house on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. Khalil Hamra / AP Photo
  • Displaced Syrian men wait for food near an NGO kitchen in a refugee camp near Azaz, Syria. Manu Brabo / AP Photo
  • Blood and used medical supplies spill out of the backdoor of Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Manu Brabo / AP Photo

April 16, 2013

Back in November of last year we began to notice the incredible coverage by photographers in Syria, specifically Aleppo.  We actually interviewed The Associated Press photographer Manu Brabo on his experiences covering the war and ran a collection of his images as a slideshow with the interview.

It comes as no surprise that some of the images we ran were actually part of the winning series that won the Pulitzer Prize.

Associated Press photographer Brabo along with Rodrigo Abd, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen were the five photojournalists that comprised The Associated Press team that won the Pulitzer Prize on April 15.

In this slideshow you will view the series of 20 images that won the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography that went to The AP team for their coverage of the war in Syria.

 

Text and sequencing by photo editor, James O'Hara

                                   
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