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In Pics: The Pulitzer prize winning photographs for breaking news

The Associated Press was awarded the prize for their coverage of the Syrian civil war.

Warning: Viewers may find some of these images distressing.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS has been awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for their coverage of the Syrian civil war.

The 20 award-winning images, captured by photographers Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen are below.


Abdullah Ahmed, 10, who suffered burns in a Syrian government airstrike and fled his home with his family, stands outside their tent at a camp for displaced Syrians in the village of Atmeh, Syria, 11 December, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)


Displaced Syrian men wait for food near an NGO charitable kitchen in a refugee camp near Azaz, Syria, 23 October, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)


Night falls on a Syrian rebel-controlled area of Aleppo, 29 November, 2012, as destroyed buildings, including Dar Al-Shifa hospital, are seen on Sa’ar street after airstrikes targeted the area a week before. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras, File)


A family escapes from fierce fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government troops in Idlib, northern Syria, 10 March, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)


Syrian refugees cross from Syria to Turkey via the Orontes River, near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey, 8 December, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)


A man points a flashlight towards the body of a Syrian man killed by Syrian army shelling at a graveyard in Aleppo, Syria, 13 October, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)


An apartment destroyed by tank shelling is seen in a building in the Karm al-Jabel neighborhood after several days of intense clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo, Syria, 28 October, 2012. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras, File)


Blood and used medical supplies spill out of the backdoor of Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, 11 October, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)


A woman named Aida cries as she recovers from severe injuries after the Syrian army shelled her house in Idlib, northern Syria, 10 March, 2012. Aida’s husband and two children were killed in the attack. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)


Mahmoud, a 21-year-old Palestinian resident of Syria who would only give his first name, rests in a field hospital after he was found 6 August, 2012, with three gunshot wounds in the town of Anadan on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. Mahmoud described being the only survivor of a massacre in which he and 10 other men were blindfolded, beaten and sprayed with bullets. (AP Photo by Khalil Hamra, File)


A wounded Syrian civilian lies in the street with a shot to his stomach as he tries to escape the line of fire after he was targeted by a Syrian army sniper while walking near the frontline in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, 20 October, 2012. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras, File)


A Syrian man wheels a severely injured woman to a hospital for treatment after an artillery shell landed near a bakery in Aleppo, Syria, 23 October, 2012. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras, File)


A man teaches Bilal, 11, how to use a toy rocket-propelled grenade in Idlib, northern Syria, 4 March, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)


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, 4 November, 2012. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras, File)


A rebel sniper aims at a Syrian army position, as he and another rebel fighter are reflected in a mirror inside a residential building in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria, 29 October, 2012. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras, File)


Free Syrian Army fighters sit in a house on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, 12 June, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)


People burn portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration against his regime in the outskirts of Idlib, northern Syria, 26 February, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)


A wounded woman still in shock leaves Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, 20 September, 2012. Dozens of Syrian civilians were killed, four children among them, in artillery shelling by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian town. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)


A boy named Ahmed mourns his father, Abdulaziz Abu Ahmed Khrer, who was killed by a Syrian army sniper, during his funeral in Idlib, northern Syria, 8 March, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)


A Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, 3 October, 2012. The boy was killed by the Syrian army. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

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