17 Apr

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.



Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Life, News, photo


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  1. Bikramjit Singh Mann

    April 17, 2012 at 18:45

    oh my god .. hope the people who have done this see this and DIE in shame

    • mack

      April 17, 2012 at 18:52

      They were rejoicing infact…..There was a celebration for the Victory of the TALIBAN

  2. The Mindset

    April 20, 2012 at 09:56

    The Religion of Peace ….remember what these Afghans did to us. Ghaznavi, Ghauri , Abdali they were all Afghans.

    I liked the mouse on the right by the way …cute…i fed him too.

  3. The Mindset

    April 20, 2012 at 09:58

    What thou shalt sow that thou shalt reap…..


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