The Associated Press transmitted the pictures, and when newspapers in the United States published one of them, it helped fuel demands that the United States withdraw its troops from Somalia.
Each of the Pulitzers carries a $3,000 cash award except for the public service prize, which consists of a gold medal.
Since the prizes began in 1917, the New York Times has won 69 Pulitzers, far more than any other newspaper. This is the second time the New York Times has won three Pulitzers in a single year. The first time was in 1978.
The Los Angeles Times, which has won 19 Pulitzers--eight of them in the past 10 years--won none Tuesday. But the paper did have four finalists, more than any other paper except the New York Times, which had six. The Los Angeles Times' finalists were:
* The Times staff, in spot news reporting, for its "richly detailed coverage of the first day of the fires that ravaged Southern California."
* Carol J. Williams, in international reporting, for her coverage of the former Yugoslavia.
* Peter H. King, in commentary, for his columns on California.
* The Times staff, in spot news photography, for pictures of last year's fires.
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Winners of the 1994 Pulitzer Prizes:
* Fiction--"The Shipping News," by E. Annie Proulx
* Drama--"Three Tall Women," by Edward Albee
* Biography--"W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919," by David Levering Lewis
* Poetry--"Neon Vernacular," by Yusef Komunyakaa
* General nonfiction--"Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire," by David Remnick
* Music--"Of Reminiscences and Reflections," by Gunther Schuller
* History--No award
* Public service--The Beacon Journal of Akron, Ohio
* Spot news reporting--The New York Times staff
* Investigative reporting--The Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin staff
* Explanatory journalism--Ronald Kotulak of the Chicago Tribune
* Beat reporting--Eric Freedman and Jim Mitzelfeld of the Detroit News
* National reporting--Eileen Welsome of the Albuquerque (N.M.) Tribune
* International reporting--The Dallas Morning News team
* Feature writing--Isabel Wilkerson of the New York Times
* Commentary--William Raspberry of the Washington Post
* Criticism--Lloyd Schwartz of the Boston Phoenix
* Editorial writing--R. Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune
* Editorial cartooning--Michael P. Ramirez of the Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
* Spot news photography--Paul Watson of the Toronto Star
* Feature photography--Kevin Carter, free-lancer, the New York Times