This horrific and powerful photo shot by AFP’s Massoud Hossaini, recently won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.
Kabul, December 6, 2011, a suicide bomber at the riverside Abul Fazel Shrine detonated a bomb in the crowded location. More than 70 people lost their lives.
The girl standing and screaming is Tarana Akbari, 12, who lost her 7-year-old brother in the blast.
“I knew I should cover this, record everything, all the pain, the people running, crying, shouting, beating their chests, shouting: ‘Death to Al Qaeda, death to the Taliban!’”
“When Tarana saw what had happened to her brother, her cousins, uncles, mother, grandmother, the people around her, she was just shouting,” he said.
“She did a lot of things, but if you see my pictures she was just shouting. This shocked reaction was the main thing I wanted to capture.”
This was the deadliest attack on the capital in 3 years. On the same day a second bomber blew himself at the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing 10 people.