Columbia University yesterday announced the winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes. Those for Breaking News and Feature Photography were all awarded for heart-rending images capturing the civil war in Syria.
In fact, the Breaking News prize was awarded jointly to five different AP photographers who have all been capturing events in Syria. Above is the winner of the Feature Photography Pulitzer, taken by Javier Manzano. It shows two rebel soldiers guarding a sniper's nest in Aleppo, illuminated by light streaming through bullet holes.
Below are the five winners of the Breaking News prize, taken by (in order) Manu Brabo, Rodrigo Abd, Muhammed Muheisen, Khalil Hamra and Narciso Contreras. You can read the full list of Pulitzer Prize winners here.