Prix Pulitzer 2012
Afghan Shia Muslim's cry near dead and injured after explosions during a religious ceremony in the centre of Kabul on December 6, 2011. At least 30 people were killed in an explosion at a Kabul shrine where Shia Muslims were marking the Day of Ashura Tuesday, an AFP photographer saw. The blast came in the city centre where Shias had gathered to carry out religious rituals to mark the day, a public holiday in Afghanistan © AFP PHOTO/ Massoud HOSSAINI
Monday in New York, the AFP photographer Massoud Hossaini was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the "Breaking News" category. The prize was awarded for his photograph of a young girl crying after a suicide attack in Kabul in December 2011 killed most of her family. The Pulitzer is one of the most prestigious honors in journalism in America.