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Oded Balilty, Pulitzer Winner 2007

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Oded Balilty, photographer for the Associated Press, has won the Pulitzer Prize this year for a dramatic photograph published of a female Israeli settler trying to defy the IDF's attempts to remove her from an illegal settlement in the West Bank.

Congratulations to Oded—this photograph is very powerful. Heck, it's unusual enough to see the Pulitzer committee honour a photograph depicting Israeli suffering, so I suppose congratulations are due all around. The Committee does at least try to live up to expectations, though:—Notice that most of the entries they considered are related to the "brutality" of the Israeli state. (The exception, of course, goes to Barbaro.)

The photograph in question can be found following the break, along with a candid shot of Mr. Balilty's celebration. You can find more of Oded's work using the ol' Snapped Shot tag browser.
A photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Oded Balilty of a Jewish woman resisting Israeli security forces during the removal of settlers in the West Bank is shown in this handout released by Columbia University in New York April 16, 2007. (Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University/Handout/Reuters)


Associated Press photographer Oded Balilty, center, opens a bottle of champagne as he celebrates with colleagues in Jerusalem, Monday, April 16, 2007. The Associated Press captured a Pulitzer Prize Monday for breaking news photography for a picture of a Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces in the West Bank. (AP Photo / Marta Ramoneda)


Associated Press Director of Photography Santiago Lyon in New York laughs as he tells AP staff photographer Oded Balilty on a speaker phone call to Jerusalem that Balilty won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography, announced in New York Monday, April 16, 2007. Balilty won the award for his photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


Associated Press Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll congratulates AP Director of Photography Santiago Lyon, in New York on Monday, April 16, 2007, during a champagne toast celebrating AP staff photgrapher Oded Balilty winning the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography. Balilty won the award for his photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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