The winners: Silver medal No. 5, JSR

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SND34’s fifth silver medal comes from the Spot News Photography category and goes to The Denver Post.

Update: This entry was also given a Judges’ Special Recognition award.

From the judges:

The way we experience these events is through TV, but this is nothing like what we saw from TV. It shows the power of photography. The beehive of activity, but also the quietness of the moment. There’s nothing violent happening, but the photo feels violent. And silent.

This photo is awarded a judges’ special recognition for risk-taking in photo editing. It depicts content that may be objectionable to some, but it pushes the story photo in a way that reaction photos cannot do.