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NY Times dominates 2009 Pulitzer Prize contest

<p>A handout photo taken by New York Times photographer Damon Winter of Barack Obama in the rain during his campaign that won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. REUTERS/Damon Winter/New York Times/Handout</p>

A handout photo taken by New York Times photographer Damon Winter of Barack Obama in the rain during his campaign that won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. REUTERS/Damon Winter/New York...more

A handout photo taken by New York Times photographer Damon Winter of Barack Obama in the rain during his campaign that won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. REUTERS/Damon Winter/New York Times/Handout

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<p>Writer Lynn Nottage, author of the play "Ruined", celebrates winning the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama in New York, April 20, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Writer Lynn Nottage, author of the play "Ruined", celebrates winning the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama in New York, April 20, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Writer Lynn Nottage, author of the play "Ruined", celebrates winning the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama in New York, April 20, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Detroit Free Press reporters Jim Schaefer (L) and M.L. Elrick react in the Free Press newsroom as they see on their computer screen that they were co-winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in Detroit, Michigan April 20, 2009. The pair of reporters uncovered a pattern of lies by former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick through city text messages that led to an investigation of perjury resulting in a jail term and resignation of the mayor and his female chief of staff. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook</p>

Detroit Free Press reporters Jim Schaefer (L) and M.L. Elrick react in the Free Press newsroom as they see on their computer screen that they were co-winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in Detroit, Michigan April 20, 2009. The pair...more

Detroit Free Press reporters Jim Schaefer (L) and M.L. Elrick react in the Free Press newsroom as they see on their computer screen that they were co-winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in Detroit, Michigan April 20, 2009. The pair of reporters uncovered a pattern of lies by former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick through city text messages that led to an investigation of perjury resulting in a jail term and resignation of the mayor and his female chief of staff. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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<p>A handout photograph taken by Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board. The original caption reads, "Sonson Pierre, 7, huddles in mud outside his home in Gonaives". REUTERS/Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/Handout</p>

A handout photograph taken by Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board. The original caption reads, "Sonson Pierre, 7, huddles in mud outside his home in...more

A handout photograph taken by Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board. The original caption reads, "Sonson Pierre, 7, huddles in mud outside his home in Gonaives". REUTERS/Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/Handout

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<p>Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell (2nd L) celebrates winning the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Award for Breaking News Photography, for his series of coverage of Haiti after Hurricane Ike, inside the Herald newsroom in Miami, April 20, 2009. Patrick is surrounded by his wife Jodi (L), his two daughters Lucy and Annie and his parents, as photo editor David Walters (R) joins the celebration. REUTERS/El Nuevo Herald/Handout</p>

Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell (2nd L) celebrates winning the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Award for Breaking News Photography, for his series of coverage of Haiti after Hurricane Ike, inside the Herald newsroom in Miami, April 20, 2009. Patrick is...more

Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell (2nd L) celebrates winning the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Award for Breaking News Photography, for his series of coverage of Haiti after Hurricane Ike, inside the Herald newsroom in Miami, April 20, 2009. Patrick is surrounded by his wife Jodi (L), his two daughters Lucy and Annie and his parents, as photo editor David Walters (R) joins the celebration. REUTERS/El Nuevo Herald/Handout

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<p>A handout image shows an editorial cartoon by cartoonist Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune that is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning as announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board. REUTERS/Steve Breen/San Diego Union-Tribune/Handout</p>

A handout image shows an editorial cartoon by cartoonist Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune that is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning as announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board. REUTERS/Steve Breen/San Diego...more

A handout image shows an editorial cartoon by cartoonist Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune that is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning as announced by the Pulitzer Prize Board. REUTERS/Steve Breen/San Diego Union-Tribune/Handout

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<p>A handout photo shows U.S. soldiers preparing for a possible Taliban attack at a small castle at their base, Combat Outpost Lowell, in Kamu, which is near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan and is a frequent target of attacks, in November 2008. This photo and accompanying articles were part of the coverage that won the New York Times the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. REUTERS/Tyler Hicks/The New York Times/Handout</p>

A handout photo shows U.S. soldiers preparing for a possible Taliban attack at a small castle at their base, Combat Outpost Lowell, in Kamu, which is near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan and is a frequent target of attacks, in November 2008. This...more

A handout photo shows U.S. soldiers preparing for a possible Taliban attack at a small castle at their base, Combat Outpost Lowell, in Kamu, which is near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan and is a frequent target of attacks, in November 2008. This photo and accompanying articles were part of the coverage that won the New York Times the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. REUTERS/Tyler Hicks/The New York Times/Handout

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<p>Writer Lane DeGregory of St. Petersburg Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. DeGregory is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Lane DeGregory of St. Petersburg Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. DeGregory is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Lane DeGregory of St. Petersburg Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. DeGregory is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Holland Cotter of the New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Cotter is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Holland Cotter of the New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Cotter is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Holland Cotter of the New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Cotter is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Robinson is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Robinson is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Robinson is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Photographer Damon Winter of The New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Winter is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Photographer Damon Winter of The New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Winter is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout more

Photographer Damon Winter of The New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Winter is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Mahoney is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Mahoney is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Mahoney is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Photographer Patrick Farrell of the Miami Herald is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Farrell is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Photographer Patrick Farrell of the Miami Herald is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Farrell is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout more

Photographer Patrick Farrell of the Miami Herald is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Farrell is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Cartoonist Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Breen is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Cartoonist Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Breen is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Cartoonist Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Breen is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Elizabeth Strout, writer of "Olive Kitteridge", is seen an undated photo released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Strout is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Elizabeth Strout, writer of "Olive Kitteridge", is seen an undated photo released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Strout is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Elizabeth Strout, writer of "Olive Kitteridge", is seen an undated photo released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Strout is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Annette Gordon-Reed, writer of "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Gordon-Reed is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Annette Gordon-Reed, writer of "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Gordon-Reed is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History. REUTERS/Pulitzer...more

Writer Annette Gordon-Reed, writer of "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Gordon-Reed is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Jon Meacham, writer of "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House", is seen in an undated image released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Meacham is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Jon Meacham, writer of "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House", is seen in an undated image released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Meacham is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize...more

Writer Jon Meacham, writer of "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House", is seen in an undated image released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Meacham is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer David Barstow of The New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Barstow is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer David Barstow of The New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Barstow is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer David Barstow of The New York Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Barstow is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Bettina Boxall of The Los Angeles Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Boxall is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Bettina Boxall of The Los Angeles Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Boxall is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Bettina Boxall of The Los Angeles Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Boxall is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Lynn Nottage, writer of "Ruined", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Nottage is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Lynn Nottage, writer of "Ruined", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Nottage is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Lynn Nottage, writer of "Ruined", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board in New York. Nottage is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Detroit Free Press editor Paul Anger (R) leans in to look at the computer screen as reporter Jim Schaefer (L) holds his arms out to hug M.L. Elrick in the Free Press newsroom after learning they were co-winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in Detroit, April 20, 2009. The pair of reporters uncovered a pattern of lies by former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick through city text messages that led to an investigation of perjury resulting in a jail term and resignation of the mayor and his female chief of staff. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook</p>

Detroit Free Press editor Paul Anger (R) leans in to look at the computer screen as reporter Jim Schaefer (L) holds his arms out to hug M.L. Elrick in the Free Press newsroom after learning they were co-winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local...more

Detroit Free Press editor Paul Anger (R) leans in to look at the computer screen as reporter Jim Schaefer (L) holds his arms out to hug M.L. Elrick in the Free Press newsroom after learning they were co-winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in Detroit, April 20, 2009. The pair of reporters uncovered a pattern of lies by former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick through city text messages that led to an investigation of perjury resulting in a jail term and resignation of the mayor and his female chief of staff. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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<p>Writer Julie Cart of The Los Angeles Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Cart is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Julie Cart of The Los Angeles Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Cart is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Julie Cart of The Los Angeles Times is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Cart is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Ryan Gabrielson of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, AZ, is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Gabrielson is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Ryan Gabrielson of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, AZ, is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Gabrielson is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize...more

Writer Ryan Gabrielson of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, AZ, is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Gabrielson is the co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer W. S. Merwin, writer of "The Shadow of Sirius", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Merwin is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer W. S. Merwin, writer of "The Shadow of Sirius", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Merwin is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer W. S. Merwin, writer of "The Shadow of Sirius", is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Merwin is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Jim Schaefer of the Detroit Free Press is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Schaefer is a co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Jim Schaefer of the Detroit Free Press is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Schaefer is a co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer Jim Schaefer of the Detroit Free Press is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Schaefer is a co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Douglas A. Blackmon, author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II", is seen in an undated image released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Blackmon is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Douglas A. Blackmon, author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II", is seen in an undated image released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Blackmon is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer...more

Writer Douglas A. Blackmon, author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II", is seen in an undated image released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Blackmon is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Las Vegas Sun is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, with Berzon receiving special mention for her reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Las Vegas Sun is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, with Berzon receiving special mention for her...more

Writer Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Las Vegas Sun is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, with Berzon receiving special mention for her reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Musician Steve Reich, writer of the piece "Double Sextet", is an undated photo released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Reich is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Musician Steve Reich, writer of the piece "Double Sextet", is an undated photo released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Reich is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Musician Steve Reich, writer of the piece "Double Sextet", is an undated photo released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Reich is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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<p>Writer M.L. Elrick of the Detroit Free Press is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Elrick is a co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout</p>

Writer M.L. Elrick of the Detroit Free Press is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Elrick is a co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

Writer M.L. Elrick of the Detroit Free Press is seen in this undated handout picture released by the Pulitzer Prize Board. Elrick is a co-winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. REUTERS/Pulitzer Prize Board/Handout

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