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A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Bystanders watch as police walk down a street May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Bystanders watch as police walk down a street May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A protester raises her fist in the air next to a burning police vehicle in Los Angeles, May 30, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A protester raises her fist in the air next to a burning police vehicle in Los Angeles, May 30, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
New York police officers arrest people inside a vandalized Balenciaga store in New York, June 2, 2020, during street protests over the death of George Floyd. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
New York police officers arrest people inside a vandalized Balenciaga store in New York, June 2, 2020, during street protests over the death of George Floyd. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A demonstrator stares at a National Guard solider as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, June 3, 2020, near the White House in Washington, D.C. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A demonstrator stares at a National Guard solider as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, June 3, 2020, near the White House in Washington, D.C. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A Black Lives Matter protester burns a sign outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Ore. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A Black Lives Matter protester burns a sign outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Ore. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Demonstrators protest, June 4, 2020, near the White House in Washington, D.C., over the death of George Floyd. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Demonstrators protest, June 4, 2020, near the White House in Washington, D.C., over the death of George Floyd. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A protester, center, tries to stop others from attacking a police vehicle during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, May 30, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A protester, center, tries to stop others from attacking a police vehicle during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, May 30, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Police surround demonstrators in Times Square during a protest march, June 4, 2020, in New York. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Police surround demonstrators in Times Square during a protest march, June 4, 2020, in New York. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Agustina Cañamero, 81, hugs and kisses her husband Pascual Pérez, 84, through a plastic film screen to avoid contracting the coronavirus at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, June 22, 2020. Even when it comes wrapped in plastic, a hug can convey tenderness and relief, love and devotion. The fear that gripped Agustina Cañamero during the 102 days she and her 84-year-old husband spent physically separated during Spain's coronavirus outbreak dissolved the moment the couple embraced through a screen of plastic film. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Agustina Cañamero, 81, hugs and kisses her husband Pascual Pérez, 84, through a plastic film screen to avoid contracting the coronavirus at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, June 22, 2020. Even when it comes wrapped in plastic, a hug can convey tenderness and relief, love and devotion. The fear that gripped Agustina Cañamero during the 102 days she and her 84-year-old husband spent physically separated during Spain's coronavirus outbreak dissolved the moment the couple embraced through a screen of plastic film. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Josefa Ribas, 86, who is bedridden, looks at nurse Alba Rodriguez as Ribas' husband, Jose Marcos, 89, stands by in their home in Barcelona, Spain, March 30, 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak. Ribas suffers from dementia, and Marcos fears for them both if the virus enters their home. 'If I get the virus, who will take care of my wife?' The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Josefa Ribas, 86, who is bedridden, looks at nurse Alba Rodriguez as Ribas' husband, Jose Marcos, 89, stands by in their home in Barcelona, Spain, March 30, 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak. Ribas suffers from dementia, and Marcos fears for them both if the virus enters their home. 'If I get the virus, who will take care of my wife?' The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
A woman sits on her balcony in downtown Barcelona, Spain, May 7, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
A woman sits on her balcony in downtown Barcelona, Spain, May 7, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Mortuary workers take off their protective clothing at the entrance of a building decorated with a Christmas tree, after removing the body of person who is suspected of dying from COVID-19 in Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 23, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Mortuary workers take off their protective clothing at the entrance of a building decorated with a Christmas tree, after removing the body of person who is suspected of dying from COVID-19 in Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 23, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Nurse Marta Fernandez holds up a tablet computer over the chest of 94-year-old Maria Teresa Argullos Bove so that she can speak to her sister, children and grandchildren from her hospital bed at the COVID-19 ward at the hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 18, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Nurse Marta Fernandez holds up a tablet computer over the chest of 94-year-old Maria Teresa Argullos Bove so that she can speak to her sister, children and grandchildren from her hospital bed at the COVID-19 ward at the hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 18, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Álvaro Puig Moreno watches television while eating a his Christmas Eve dinner at his home in Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 24, 2020. 'The solitude gets to me these days, I often feel depressed,' Puig said. 'These holidays, instead of making me happy, make me sad. I hate them. Most of family has died, I am one of the last ones left. I will spend Christmas at home alone because I don't have anyone to spend them with.' The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Álvaro Puig Moreno watches television while eating a his Christmas Eve dinner at his home in Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 24, 2020. 'The solitude gets to me these days, I often feel depressed,' Puig said. 'These holidays, instead of making me happy, make me sad. I hate them. Most of family has died, I am one of the last ones left. I will spend Christmas at home alone because I don't have anyone to spend them with.' The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Francisco España, 60, looks at the Mediterranean sea from a promenade next to the 'Hospital del Mar' in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 4, 2020. Francisco spent 52 days in the ICU of the hospital due to an infection of Coronavirus and he has being allowed by his doctors on this day to spend almost ten minutes at the seaside as part of a therapy to recover from the ICU. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Francisco España, 60, looks at the Mediterranean sea from a promenade next to the 'Hospital del Mar' in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 4, 2020. Francisco spent 52 days in the ICU of the hospital due to an infection of Coronavirus and he has being allowed by his doctors on this day to spend almost ten minutes at the seaside as part of a therapy to recover from the ICU. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
The body of an elderly person is prepared inside a coffin for her funeral at a morgue in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 5, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
The body of an elderly person is prepared inside a coffin for her funeral at a morgue in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 5, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
A mortuary worker collects the ashes of a COVID-19 victim from an oven after the remains where cremated at Memora mortuary in Girona, Spain, Nov. 19, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
A mortuary worker collects the ashes of a COVID-19 victim from an oven after the remains where cremated at Memora mortuary in Girona, Spain, Nov. 19, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
A woman pushes a cart with her belongings as she walks along an empty street in downtown Barcelona, Spain, March 21, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
A woman pushes a cart with her belongings as she walks along an empty street in downtown Barcelona, Spain, March 21, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. AP
Hoda Kinno, 11, is evacuated by her uncle Mustafa, in the aftermath of a massive explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. A large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port exploded, causing at least 203 deaths, 6,500 injuries, and US $15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Hoda Kinno, 11, is evacuated by her uncle Mustafa, in the aftermath of a massive explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. A large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port exploded, causing at least 203 deaths, 6,500 injuries, and US $15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Civilians carry a victim at the explosion scene that hit the seaport in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Civilians carry a victim at the explosion scene that hit the seaport in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
An injured man walks at the explosion scene that hit the seaport, in Beirut Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
An injured man walks at the explosion scene that hit the seaport, in Beirut Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A Lebanese man helps an injured man who was wounded by an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A Lebanese man helps an injured man who was wounded by an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A broken statue from the 19th century lays on the floor of the Sursock Palace, heavily damaged after the explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 8, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A broken statue from the 19th century lays on the floor of the Sursock Palace, heavily damaged after the explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 8, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Wounded people are evacuated as smoke rises from a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Wounded people are evacuated as smoke rises from a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A man evacuates an injured person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.  AP
A man evacuates an injured person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 5, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 5, 2020. The image was part of a series of photographs by The Associated Press that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Employees of the Boston Globe react to the The Pulitzer Prize live stream as they await the announcement for The Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Friday, June 11, 2021 in Boston Globe reporters Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe Won the category for their reporting that 'uncovered a systematic failure by state governments to share information about dangerous truck drivers that could have kept them off the road, prompting immediate reforms'. AP
Employees of the Boston Globe react to the The Pulitzer Prize live stream as they await the announcement for The Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Friday, June 11, 2021 in Boston Globe reporters Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe Won the category for their reporting that 'uncovered a systematic failure by state governments to share information about dangerous truck drivers that could have kept them off the road, prompting immediate reforms'. AP
Executive Editor Mark Katches, left, stands with Tampa Publishing Company Chairman and CEO Paul Tash, right, while Tampa Bay Times reporters Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi share a hug, at center, moments after McGrory and Bedi are announced as the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting on Friday, June 11, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla., for their series about a Pasco County law enforcement initiative that harassed local residents. AP
Executive Editor Mark Katches, left, stands with Tampa Publishing Company Chairman and CEO Paul Tash, right, while Tampa Bay Times reporters Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi share a hug, at center, moments after McGrory and Bedi are announced as the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting on Friday, June 11, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla., for their series about a Pasco County law enforcement initiative that harassed local residents. AP
Michael Paul Williams, center, a columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, celebrates with other newsroom staff at the newspaper Friday, June 11, 2021 in Richmond, Va. The Pulitzer Prize for commentary went to Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia for a series of columns on dismantling Confederate monuments in Richmond following Floyd's death. AP
Michael Paul Williams, center, a columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, celebrates with other newsroom staff at the newspaper Friday, June 11, 2021 in Richmond, Va. The Pulitzer Prize for commentary went to Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia for a series of columns on dismantling Confederate monuments in Richmond following Floyd's death. AP
A handout photo made available by The New York Times shows (L-R) The New York Times' Wesley Morris, critic-at-large, Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Managing Editor Joe Kahn, and Deputy Managing Editor Carolyn Ryan in the newsroom at The New York Times headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 11 June 2021. Morris was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for criticism and The New York Times was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for public service. EPA
A handout photo made available by The New York Times shows (L-R) The New York Times' Wesley Morris, critic-at-large, Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Managing Editor Joe Kahn, and Deputy Managing Editor Carolyn Ryan in the newsroom at The New York Times headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 11 June 2021. Morris was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for criticism and The New York Times was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for public service. EPA
Associated Press photographer Ringo H.W. Chiu celebrates after learning he won the Pulitzer Prize via video conferencing from Los Angeles Friday, June 11, 2021. Chiu is one of ten AP photographers who won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Associated Press photographer Ringo H.W. Chiu celebrates after learning he won the Pulitzer Prize via video conferencing from Los Angeles Friday, June 11, 2021. Chiu is one of ten AP photographers who won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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