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Marcus Yam

Marcus is a Los Angeles Times staff photographer. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he is interested in the social issues and dichotomies that shape the human experience. At a turning point, he left a career in aerospace engineering to pursue a photographic life. In 2017, Marcus was named Picture of the Year International’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year. Yam was part of teams that won two Pulitzer Prizes for breaking news: for coverage of theSan Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks in 2015 for the Los Angeles Times and the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash., for the Seattle Times. His previous work has earned an Emmy Award, a World Press Photo Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
California fire coverage: 18 blazes scorch 600,000 acres across the state

Mendocino Complex fire

Photos show chaos as Gaza protests turn deadly

Clashes continued as Palestinian officials reported at least two more fatalities near Gaza’s frontier with Israel. Israel’s military also said scattered clashes broke out in the West Bank. It said 1,300 Palestinians participated in “violent riots”

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