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Pulitzer finalist: Breaking News Photography

Pulitzer finalist: Breaking News Photography

Los Angeles Times photographer Carolyn Cole was a 2009 Pulitzer finalist for her coverage of the political violence in Kenya.

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January 16, 2008: Protesters flee as Kenyan police use tear gas and fire live rounds to disperse a rally in the capital, Nairobi. Thousands of Raila Odinga's supporters clashed with police in several cities, defying a ban on protests. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 16, 2008: Armed with machetes and rocks, supporters of Raila Odinga face off with their opponents before being chased way by the army. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 6, 2008: A woman cowers as a paramilitary police use a stick to get her to move from the Mathare slum of Nairobi, where more than a thousand people tried to get food aid from the Red Cross. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 6, 2008: Hundreds of people followed Red Cross food distribution trucks through the Mathare slum of Nairobi. Riot police were called in to control the situation. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 16, 2008: On the second day of a nation wide protest rally in opposition to President Kibaki's re-election, violence broke out in the slums of Nairobi and in the downtown business district. Riot police used tear gas and fired live rounds to disperse people in Kibera slum.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 16, 2008: A protester launches a rock at police in the Kibera neighborhood, where clashes between supporters of Odinga and police went on throughout the day. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 16, 2008: On the second day of a nation wide protest rally in opposition to President Kibaki's administration, violence broke out in the slums of Nairobi and in the downtown business district. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 16, 2008: Kenyan police with clubs surround a man in the Kibera slum of Nairobi where they had gone in search of agitators. He was released after being roughed up. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 18, 2008: Residents in the Kibera slum mourn over a woman and man killed when police opened fire on protesters. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 17, 2008: In the Kibera slum of Nairobi, protesters turn over a section of the railroad tracks after breaking the ties, damaging the railroad that leads from Nairobi to Uganda. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 13, 2008: Residents of Katata, site of a tiny coffee farm in Kenya's western Rift Valley, patrol their village after a recent attack that left one person dead and 32 homes destroyed. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 5, 2008: After tribal violence over the disputed election, people relocate in a Nairobi slum divided by a creek: Kikuyus on one side, Luos on the other. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 8, 2008: Fleeing violence in their hometown, Morris Nyamonde, father of two, center, his wife and brother, George Otieno, ride a bus headed north away from home. They don't know when they will be able to return. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)


January 5, 2008: Parishioners pray in a partly burned Lutheran church in Kibera, another of Nairobi's slums, where severe food shortages have fueled instability. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

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