2016 Pulitzer winners: Photographs that stunned the world

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A small boat filled with migrants come ashore after making the crossing from Turkey, near the village of Skala, on Lesbos island in Greece, Nov. 16, 2015. Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for what the Pulitzer committee said were photographs that captured the resolve of refugees, the perils of their journeys and the struggle of host countries to take them in. (Sergey Ponomarev/NYT via AP)

A small boat filled with migrants come ashore after making the crossing from Turkey, near the village of Skala, on Lesbos island in Greece, Nov. 16, 2015. Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for what the Pulitzer committee said were photographs that captured the resolve of refugees, the perils of their journeys and the struggle of host countries to take them in. (Sergey Ponomarev/NYT via AP)

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In this May 2015 photo, Strider and Gallagher Wolf play on an abandoned Ford at twilight. This was one of the images by Jessica Rinaldi, of The Boston Globe, that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for photos of a boy who strives to find his footing after being abused. (Jessica Rinaldi/The boston Globe via AP )

In this May 2015 photo, Strider and Gallagher Wolf play on an abandoned Ford at twilight. This was one of the images by Jessica Rinaldi, of The Boston Globe, that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for photos of a boy who strives to find his footing after being abused. (Jessica Rinaldi/The boston Globe via AP )

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In this May 2015 photo, Strider and Gallagher Wolf sit unattended in the back of the car in Maine. This was one of the images by Jessica Rinaldi, of The Boston Globe, that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for photos of a boy who strives to find his footing after being abused. (Jessica Rinaldi/The boston Globe via AP )

In this May 2015 photo, Strider and Gallagher Wolf sit unattended in the back of the car in Maine. This was one of the images by Jessica Rinaldi, of The Boston Globe, that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for photos of a boy who strives to find his footing after being abused. (Jessica Rinaldi/The boston Globe via AP )

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In this May 2015 photo, Strider Wolf reaches up to grab high on a sapling revealing a scar on his stomach from a feeding tube as a result from his childhood abuse. This was one of the images by Jessica Rinaldi, of The Boston Globe, that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for photos of a boy who strives to find his footing after being abused. (Jessica Rinaldi/The boston Globe via AP )

In this May 2015 photo, Strider Wolf reaches up to grab high on a sapling revealing a scar on his stomach from a feeding tube as a result from his childhood abuse. This was one of the images by Jessica Rinaldi, of The Boston Globe, that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for photos of a boy who strives to find his footing after being abused. (Jessica Rinaldi/The boston Globe via AP )

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In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit behind bars inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The Associated Press has won the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 18, 2016, for public service for articles documenting the use of slave labor in the commercial seafood industry in Indonesia and Thailand. (Dita Alangkara/AP)

In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit behind bars inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The Associated Press has won the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 18, 2016, for public service for articles documenting the use of slave labor in the commercial seafood industry in Indonesia and Thailand. (Dita Alangkara/AP)

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This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of Hamilton, in New York. Hamilton, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)

This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of Hamilton, in New York. Hamilton, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)

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In this May 16, 2015, file photo, former slave fisherman Myint Naing and his mother, Khin Than, cry as they are reunited after 22 years at their village in Mon State, Myanmar. The Associated Press has won the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 18, 2016 for public service for articles documenting the use of slave labour in the commercial seafood industry in Indonesia and Thailand. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)

In this May 16, 2015, file photo, former slave fisherman Myint Naing and his mother, Khin Than, cry as they are reunited after 22 years at their village in Mon State, Myanmar. The Associated Press has won the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 18, 2016 for public service for articles documenting the use of slave labour in the commercial seafood industry in Indonesia and Thailand. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)

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A policeman tries to stop a migrant from boarding a train through a window at Gevgelija train station in Macedonia, close to the border with Greece, August 15, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. (Stoyan Nenov/REUTERS)

A policeman tries to stop a migrant from boarding a train through a window at Gevgelija train station in Macedonia, close to the border with Greece, August 15, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. (Stoyan Nenov/REUTERS)

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A Syrian refugee holds onto his children as he struggles to walk off a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos September 24, 2015. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

A Syrian refugee holds onto his children as he struggles to walk off a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos September 24, 2015. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

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Hungarian policemen stand over a family of immigrants who threw themselves onto the track before they were detained at a railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. (Laszlo Balogh/REUTERS)

Hungarian policemen stand over a family of immigrants who threw themselves onto the track before they were detained at a railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. (Laszlo Balogh/REUTERS)

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A overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. (Yannis Behrakis/REUTERS)

A overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. (Yannis Behrakis/REUTERS)

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Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27, 2015. (Bernadett Szabo/REUTERS)

Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27, 2015. (Bernadett Szabo/REUTERS)

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Migrants make their way on foot on the outskirts of Brezice, Slovenia October 20, 2015. (Srdjan Zivulovic/REUTERS)

Migrants make their way on foot on the outskirts of Brezice, Slovenia October 20, 2015. (Srdjan Zivulovic/REUTERS)

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Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. (Yannis Behrakis/REUTERS)

Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. (Yannis Behrakis/REUTERS)

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