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AP first with images of deadly Somalia blast


Mohamed Sheikh Nor, video journalist, Mogadishu; Khaled Kazziha, senior producer, Nairobi; and Farah Warsameh, photographer, Mogadishu, for keeping AP ahead with images of the massive Dec. 28 bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 79 people. The team was first with video, sourcing unmatched user-generated content of smoke rising from the area of the blast, while also filing quick staff photos and video, then following up with a touching, character-driven feature of a woman who lost one daughter and had another critically injured. Both girls were studying to be doctors.

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