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UPDATE Westport’s Tyler Hicks today won a Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for “his compelling pictures that showed skill and bravery in documenting the unfolding terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya.” His coverage of the September 2013 Nairobi attack also won him second place in the World Press Photo competition in February. (See WestportNow Feb. 14, 2014) Hicks, who was in the Times newsroom in New York when the announcement was made, said: “It’s a huge honor to be recognized in this way, and it’s a reminder to me that these stories, however far away and however remote, are being noticed and that the risks that photographers all over the world take in going to dangerous places are being acknowledged and rewarded.” It was the second Pulitzer for Hicks, a 1988 Staples High School graduate. In 2009, he was part of the Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as was fellow Westporter and 1991 Staples graduate Lynsey Addario. See his Nairobi mall pictures here.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

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