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  America's Oldest Journal Covering the Newspaper Industry Wednesday, February 4, 2004  
 
Each fall, E&P; honors the newspaper industry's best Photos of the Year. For information about the next contest, please contact Daniela DiMaggio at ddimaggio@editorandpublisher.com.


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GRAND PRIZE
Jerome Delay, The Associated Press, New York (for Photo Essay)
Hundreds of Iraqis storm out of notorious Abu Ghraib prison north of Baghdad, following their unexpected release.

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News (Over 200,000)
Itsuo Inouye, The Associated Press, New York
Military might meets mercy as Cpl. David Briggs, right, of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives an Iraqi soldier water from a canteen in southern Iraq on March 21, 2003, near the start of the U.S. invasion. Some 200 Iraqi soldiers laid down their weapons to Briggs' unit an hour after the Americans crossed the border into Iraq from northern Kuwait.

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News (75,000-199,999)
Andy Rogers, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Suffer the children: Four U.S. soldiers from Killer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, allow a child to flee the home of a suspected Fedayeen member near Hit, Iraq, prior to clearing the building on May 16, 2003, more than a month after the fall of Baghdad. The troop confiscated weapons and explosives.

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News (25,000-74,999)
Craig Cunningham, Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail
Rescue workers come to the aid of one of their own as local firefighter Rick Cottrell prepares to jump into the Belle Volunteer Fire Department's boat from the back of a truck wedged against a flooded bridge in Charleston.

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News (Under 25,000)
Ross Andreson, Elko (Nev.) Daily Free Press
Young members of the Arinak Basque Dancers prepare to make their annual appearance at the Euzkaldunak Club's summer festival, held each Independence Day weekend in Elko, Nev. The children begin their dancing careers at age 4.

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Features (Over 200,000)
Vincent Laforet, The New York Times
Embedded on the USS Abraham Lincoln, Laforet produced several stunning feature images of life above and below deck. Among his subjects were pilots and sailors who went through 10 months of routine drills, takeoffs and landings, leading to the first day of the Iraq war, March 20, 2003.

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Features (75,000-199,999)
Jim Tiller, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal
Wave hello: Surf's up in Daytona Beach, Fla., where Mike Taft, left, Matt Socha and Steven Taft, each 16, walk the water's edge heading for their favorite spot.

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Features (25,000-74,999)
Ryan Mercer, Herald News, West Patterson, N.J.
Damn right, he's got the blues: Hubert Sumlin, who has backed up some of the greatest bluesmen, past and present, got some assistance of his own during a benefit concert in Asbury Park, N.J., to help him pay health care costs for a debilitating disease.

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Features (Under 25,000)
Michael W. Bunch, Glasgow (Ky.) Daily Times
Joseph Fant, age 7, wanders away during a meeting of the Barren River Autism Support Group, in south central Kentucky. The youngster is severely autistic, and also faces the challenges of moderate mental retardation.

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Sports (Over 200,000)
Joe Cavaretta, The Associated Press, New York
The Complejo Deportivo baseball camp in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, is the site for this window, so to speak, into the lives of 12- and 13-year-old baseball players looking to take the gold medal in the Pan American Games. Located some 40 miles east of Santo Domingo, this small town has sent hundreds of players to the major leagues, including Sammy Sosa.

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Sports (75,000-199,999)
Ty Greenlees, Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
In this image, the ripple effect seems to be lost on swimmer Joe Garland as he makes his way across Caesars Creek Lake near Waynesville, Ohio.

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Sports (25,000-74,999)
Amelia Kunhardt, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.
Alley oof! Attempting to avoid the tag, Boston College High School's Phil Perry vaults over St. John's Preparatory School catcher Larry Day, but still gets tagged out during some fourth-inning action.

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Sports (Under 25,000)
Patricia Schaeffer, The Morning Journal, Lisbon, Ohio
Putting your best face forward: Five-year-old Alex Bradford of the Wellsville Modern Striders track club crosses the finish line with teammate Justice Sears in the 100-meter dash during the Pegasus Relays in East Liverpool, Ohio.

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Multiple Images/Photo Essay (Over 200,000)
Suzanne Plunkett, The Associated Press, New York
A woman named Zarghona (above) and her seven-month-old son Balal stare out their cell window at Kabul Women's Prison in Afghanistan.

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Multiple Images/Photo Essay (75,000-199,999)
Chris Curry, Journal Star, Peoria, Ill.
With modern technology all around them, the Amish often find that "a simple way became too complex."

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Multiple Images/Photo Essay (25,000-74,999)
Gary Higgins, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.
The cemetery in Fond des Blancs, Haiti is a constant reminder that death often visits here.

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Multiple Images/Photo Essay (Under 25,000)
Stacia Spragg, Albuquerque (N.M.) Tribune
Gold Tooth Begay, pictured on his 100th birthday at the Navajo reservation near the Hopi Mesas in Arizona.

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Honorable Mention
George Gobet, Agence France Presse, Washington, D.C.
Ivory Coast rebels threaten a loyalist fighter they captured while patrolling the perimeter of occupied Bouake.

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Honorable Mention
John Tipton, Noticiero Semanal, Porterville, Calif.
Activist Amelia Cardena shouts at onlookers in Earlimart, Calif., during a march with members of the United Farm Workers.

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Honorable Mention
Suzanne Ouellette, The Day, New London, Conn.
Kindergarten student Alexia Paul yearns for home as she waits on the school bus at the end of her first day at the Sayles School in Sprague, Conn.

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Honorable Mention
Ben Knight, Telluride (Colo.) Daily Planet
Jockey Francisco Estrada, left, leans his mount into a turn during Norwood, Colo.'s annual Horse Race.

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Honorable Mention
Wally Santana, The Associated Press, New York
Former POW Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson, center, is escorted by U.S. soldiers to a waiting transport plane south of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Honorable Mention
Chris Curry, Journal Star, Peoria, Ill.
Jim Nowlan scans the threatening skies as storm clouds approach his home in Toulon, Ill.

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Honorable Mention
Mari Darr-Welch, The Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach
The audience is enraptured as tightrope walkers stalk the high wire of the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

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Honorable Mention
Andy Rogers, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.
A lizard seems oblivious to the nearby Bradley Fighting Vehicle belonging to Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in northern Kuwait.

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Honorable Mention
Daniel Melograna, The News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio
Luke Ervin sleeps while he waits for the medical staff at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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Honorable Mention
Tim Martin, The Day, New London, Conn.
Tan Patchem of Waterford, Conn., participates in a candlelight vigil at Waterford High School for her son, an MIA in Iraq.

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Honorable Mention
Troy Boman, Tooele (Utah) Transcript Bulletin
Second-grader Ben Arcia waits for his opponent's next move during the elementary school championship at Middle Canyon School in Tooele, Utah.

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Honorable Mention
Vincent Thian, The Associated Press, New York
Malaysia's Nasaruddin Mohamad Azman, right, kicks the ball against South Korea's Yoo Dong-young during the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.

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Record-Journal, Meriden, Conn.

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The Sun, Baltimore

Montana Town Gets Free Semiweekly
Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle

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Journal Inquirer, Manchester, Conn.

Hollinger Puts 'Sun-Times' on the Block
Crain's Chicago Business

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