AP photographers honored with NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Awards

The National Press Photographers Association announced this week the results for its annual Best of Photojournalism contest and several AP photographers were awarded prizes.

The winning images are featured below. 

Oded Balilty | Pictorial: 1st Place

Muhammed Muheisen | Portrait Series: 3rd Place 

For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone.

Jerome Delay | International News Single: Honorable Mention

Hussein Malla | International News Single: Honorable Mention

Sergei Grits | General News Single: Honorable Mention

Daniel Ochoa de Olza | Sports Feature Single: Honorable Mention

Rodrigo Abd | Environmental Picture Story: Honorable Mention

A new threat now looms for the estimated 20,000 wildcat miners who toil in a huge scar of denuded rainforest known as La Pampa, an area nearly three times the size of Washington, D.C. Peru's government declared all informal mining illegal on April 19, 2014, and began a crackdown. 

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