For their compelling coverage of the civil war in Syria, producing memorable images under extreme hazard.
For his heartbreaking image of a girl crying in fear after a suicide bomber’s attack at a crowded shrine in Kabul.
For their up-close portrait of grief and desperation after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti.
For her photograph of the heart-stopping moment when a rescuer dangling in a makeshift harness tries to save a woman trapped in the foaming water beneath a dam.
For his provocative, impeccably composed images of despair after Hurricane Ike and other lethal storms caused a humanitarian disaster in Haiti.
For his dramatic photograph of a Japanese videographer, sprawled on the pavement, fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar.
For his powerful photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank.
For its vivid photographs depicting the chaos and pain after Hurricane Katrina engulfed New Orleans.
For its stunning series of photographs of bloody yearlong combat inside Iraqi cities.
For their eloquent photographs depicting both the violence and poignancy of the war with Iraq.
For its powerful, imaginative coverage of Colorado's raging forest fires.
For its consistently outstanding photographic coverage of the terrorist attack on New York City and its aftermath.
For his photograph of armed U.S. federal agents seizing the Cuban boy Elián Gonzalez from his relatives' Miami home.
For its powerful collection of emotional images taken after the student shootings at Columbine High School.
For its skillful coverage of the mass shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo., capturing the scope of the tragedy in a poignant portfolio of pictures.
For his powerful pictures chronicling deadly destruction in Gaza following a retaliatory bombing by Israel.
For their illumination of epic disasters in Japan, documenting the brutality of nature as well as the durability of the human spirit.
For their brave coverage of revolutionary protests known as the Arab Spring, capturing the chaos and exuberance as ordinary people glimpsed new possibilities.
For their compelling portrayal of the human will to survive as historic floods engulfed regions of Pakistan.
For her often haunting images of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, capturing the harsh reality of widespread devastation.
For its unforgettable images that take viewers to the frontlines of America’s war in Afghanistan, recording a range of scenes and emotions, from mirth to pain and sorrow.
For its compelling and remarkably complete photo coverage of the miraculous landing of a US Airways jetliner in the Hudson River off Manhattan without loss of life.
For her valorous on-the-spot coverage of political violence in Kenya, capturing the terror as rebellion and reprisals jolted the nation.
For its haunting chronicle of death, destruction, heartbreak and renewal when an earthquake devastated Sichuan, China.
For his picture of a missile, caught in mid-air, as it falls on a target in the Gaza Strip while young Palestinians scramble for safety.
For its powerful and often unpredictable photos that captured wildfires devastating California.
For its breathtaking images of brutal warfare between Israel and Hezbollah.
For his poignant photographs of the devastating injury to Barbaro, the famed racehorse.
For their spellbinding coverage of Israel's emotion-packed withdrawal from Gaza.
For his multifaceted coverage of the human suffering in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city.
For his picture that captured a woman's anguish in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
For its imaginative and panoramic coverage of hurricanes that struck Florida.
For his powerful and courageous coverage of the bloody upheaval in Liberia (moved by the jury from the Feature Photography category).
For her extraordinarily intimate depiction of the siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
For its vivid capturing of the events and emotions stirred by the sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., region.
For his memorable photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag amidst the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers.
For their comprehensive portfolio of dramatic yet humane images from the war in Afghanistan.
For his photograph of a Palestinian youth triumphantly raising his bloodstained hands after two Israeli soldiers were killed.
For her photograph of an armed man who shot four people at a local street fair.
For her exuberant portrait of U.S. athlete Brandi Chastain after she scored the winning goal of the Women's World Cup Soccer Final.