The Pulitzer Prize winners for breaking news and feature photography have been announced, and all depict scenes from the civil war in Syria. The near-century old journalism prize first began rewarding outstanding photography in the '60s. This year's winners for Breaking News are Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra, and Muhammed Muheisen, all for the Associated Press, while freelance photographer Javier Manzano picked up the best Feature Photography prize for his stunning shot, pictured above.
Other nominees in the Feature Photography category included the Los Angeles Times' Liz O. Baylen for her incredible work documenting the lives of people struggling with prescription drug abuse. The Denver Post staff also missed out on a prize; their collection of photos from the Aurora Theater shooting last summer was nominated for the Breaking News category.