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Photo: The scars of gang war

Ten-year old Erica Miranda shows her scars after being shot three times while playing basketball outside her home in Compton, Calif. In what was believed to be a gang assault, Erica was shot in the back, knee and hip. This photo is part of a 2010 series called "Caught in the Crossfire" by Los Angeles Times photographer Barbara Davidson. The series won a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography yesterday. Photo: AP/Los Angeles Times, Barbara Davidson via the Pulitzer Prize Board

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    Reunited after the explosions
    An unidentified Boston Marathon runner, center, is reunited with loved ones near Copley Square.
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    Obama boards the Rosa Parks bus
    President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum.
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    Puppet theater
    After disappointing results in the Mississippi and Alabama primaries this week, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich vowed that his campaign would continue.