AFP photographer Massoud Hossaini scooped up the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for this 'heartbreaking image of a 12-year-old Afghan girl crying out in fear after a suicide bomber's attack at a crowded shrine in Kabul'.
Hossaini, 30, was just meters away when the bomb went off on December 6, 2011, killing at least 70 people.
Hossaini said he was 'so happy and excited' to win the prize that he was unable to sleep. 'I'm humbled to be an Afghan who can be a voice for the painful life and moments which people have here,' he said. 'I know that whoever sees this photo will think about the photographer but I hope they don't forget the pain Afghanistan's people have in their life.'
Image: Massoud Hossaini/AFP