The 38-year-old journalist, who worked for the Reuters news agency, died in southern Afghanistan during a clash between Taliban militiamen and Afghan troops with whom he was embedded.
In a year overshadowed by COVID-19, the world saw plenty of other significant developments. Here are some glimpses of the protests, conflicts — and efforts at peace — that helped define 2020.
Photographer Katie Hayes Luke wanted to look at the issues the drive people to cast their ballots.
Prize Administrator Dana Canedy is stepping behind the lectern Monday to deliver good news to distinguished journalists, authors, musicians, scholars and others ranging across 21 categories.
They had always been partners, in a way — artists who connected through their work. So, when Gene DiRado began withdrawing from the world, his son rushed toward him — and brought along a camera.
Shahidul Alam was imprisoned on charges of "spreading propaganda" for publicly criticizing the government's violent response to street protests.
Shah Marai with Agence France-Presse was among those killed in twin suicide blasts in Kabul. "Life seems to be even more difficult than under the Taliban because of the insecurity," he wrote in 2016.
As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the year's most important stories, as told through powerful images from around the world.
Marine Sgt. TJ Brennan suffered from memory loss after being injured by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2010. Finbarr O'Reilly captured the event on film. Now the two men have written a memoir.