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This photograph taken on October 18, 2012 shows two rebel soldiers in Syria guarding their sniper's nest in the Karmel Jabl neighborhood of Aleppo as light streams through more than a dozen holes made by bullets and shrapnel in the tin wall behind them. This picture won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on April 15, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER MANZANO / AFP / Getty Images

Syrian refugees cross from Syria to Turkey via the Orontes River, near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey, Dec. 8, 2012. This image was one in a series of 20 by AP photographers that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

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 as they attempted to gain terrain against the rebels during heavy clashes in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria, Nov. 4, 2012. This image was one in a series of 20 by AP photographers that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

A woman named Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries after the Syrian army shelled her house in Idlib, northern Syria, March 10, 2012. Aida's husband and two children were killed in the attack. This image was one in a series of 20 by AP photographers that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

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The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes for photography were announced today at Columbia University in New York.

The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography was awarded to Javier Manzano, a freelance photographer, for his extraordinary image, distributed by Agence France-Presse, of two Syrian rebel soldiers tensely guarding their position as beams of light stream through bullet holes in a nearby metal wall.

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Liz O. Baylen of the Los Angeles Times for her intimate essay, shot in shadowy black and white, documenting the shattered lives of people entangled in prescription drug abuse.

Renée C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee was also nominated as a finalist for her heartwarming photographs of a grandfather raising three grandchildren after the violent death of his daughter and the loss of his wife to cancer.

The Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography was awarded to Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press for their compelling coverage of the civil war in Syria, producing memorable images under extreme hazard. Also nominated as finalists in this category were: The Denver Post Staff for its skillful coverage of the mass shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo., capturing the scope of the tragedy in a poignant portfolio of pictures; and Tyler Hicks of The New York Times for his powerful pictures chronicling deadly destruction in Gaza following a retaliatory bombing by Israel.

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Complete list of previous Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize photography winners and finalists.

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