National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism 2014 Awards

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First Place, Domestic News. Photo by John Tlumacki of The Boston Globe, who was also named Photojournalist Of The Year (Large Markets). Boston police officers race toward downed runner Bill Iffrig seconds after the first bomb exploded during the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon. (Photo by John Tlumacki)

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Honorable Mention, General News. Photo by Matthew Hinton of The New Orleans Advocate: Paris Samuels, 2, looks at the coffin of her sister, 13-month-old Londyn Samuels, who was murdered by gunfire, during her funeral at New Hope Baptist Church in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. (Photo by Matthew Hinton)

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Second Place, Domestic News. Photo by Sue Ogrocki of the Associated Press: LaTisha Garcia carries her 8-year-old daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez, near Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado carved its way through Moore, Okla., leaving little of the school and neighborhood. (Photo by Sue Ogrocki)

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Cliff Edom “New America” Award. Jim Gehrz of the Star Tribune: In this photo from the essay, floor hand Ray Gerrish works to make repairs on a drilling rig as the sun rises. Men work around the clock at Raven Rig No. 1 near Watford City, one of nearly 200 towering oil rigs in the Bakken. (Photo by Jim Gehrz)

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First Place, Environment (Nature, Wildlife). Photo by Lev Fedoseyev/Itar-Tass/Zumapress.com: Reindeer herd together on a breeding co-operative farm in Lovozero, Russia. (Photo by Lev Fedoseyev)

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First Place, Sports Photojournalist Of The Year. One of 24 photos by Patrick Smith, freelance for Getty Images: Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during his final home game, after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith)

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First Place, Sports Photojournalist Of The Year. One of 24 photos by Patrick Smith, freelance for Getty Images: Sadie Bezzant is crushed by a sheep during the pre-rodeo entertainment of mutton busting during the Strawberry Days Rodeo in Pleasant Grove, Utah. (Photo by Patrick Smith)

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Honorable Mention, General News. Photo by Jay Janner of the Austin American-Statesman: Paula Brown Nichols visits the grave of her son, Cory Brown, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. She visits her son’s grave three or four times per week. Cory Brown committed suicide in 2011 after suffering from PTSD after a tour of duty in Iraq. Since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, roughly twice as many Texas Army National Guard soldiers have died of suicide as in combat. (Photo by Jay Janner)

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Honorable Mention, Pictorial. Photo by Wang Song, Xinhua, ZumaPressS.com: A farmer drives his cattle to plow on the Shangbao Terrace in Shangbao Village of Chongyi County, east China’s Jiangxi Province. (Photo by Wang Song)

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Honorable Mention, Pictorial. Photo by Babak A. Tafreshi, Eso/Rex Features/ZumaPress.com: The antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array under the southern sky in Chile.The dramatic whirls of stars in the sky show the rotation of the Earth. (Photo by Babak A. Tafreshi)

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Honorable Mention, Pictorial. Photo by Rolf Maeder/Rex Features/ZumaPress.com): A lightning storm over the Grand Canyon. (Photo by Rolf Maeder)

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Honorable Mention, Environment (Nature, Wildlife). Photo by Jay Capers of Randolph Community College: The Northern Lights dance over a teepee in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. (Photo by Jay Capers)

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First Place, Sports Picture Story. One of twelve pictures by Jonas Bendiksen for National Geographic Magazine: In the far northern corner of China’s Xinjiang province, in the Altai mountains, one can find the last remnants of a culture that possibly invented skiing. The area is populated by a mix of ethnic Mongolians and Tuwas, who handmake their own rudimentary wooden skis in the same way as their forefathers thousands of years ago. They hunt using only their traditional skis and leather hide ropes. (Photo by Jonas Bendiksen)

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Honorable Mention, Feature. Photo by Michael Ciaglo: Dave Jackson closes a mailbox with his foot after delivering the mail to a home surrounded on three sides by a flooded Cheyenne Creek in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo)

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Photojournalist Of The Year (Small Markets). One of 32 pictures in the portfolio of Sean Proctor, of the Midland Daily News: Standing on her tip-toes to get a better view, Brandi Porter watches as principal Steve Poole writes in her yearbook during eighth grade lunch at Central Middle School in Midland, Mich. Population shrinkage and declining enrollment led to the school’s shutdown, with most students and faculty transferring to other schools in the district. (Photo by Sean Proctor)

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Photojournalist Of The Year (Small Markets). One of 32 pictures in the portfolio of Sean Proctor, of the Midland Daily News: Carl Williams adjusts his mask and looks down the aisle as he prepares to fight Scott Comer in a Wal-Mart in Midland, Mich. The pair were afraid they were going to get kicked out, but after they started dueling, some employees came up and started videotaping the fight. (Photo by Sean Proctor)

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Honorable Mention, General News. Photo by Kevin Dietsch: First Lady Michelle Obama attempts to restrain the family dog Sunny after he startled Ashtyn Gardner, 2, of Mobile, Alabama, causing her to fall during a holiday craft event, in the State Dining Room at the White House. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch)

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Honorable Mention, Sports Feature. Photo by Matt Gade of the Deseret News: Ashley Christensen, left, celebrates her goal with teammate Rachelle Powley during a game in Alta, Utah. (Photo by Matt Gade)

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