The story behind the Pulitzer prize-winning Burma photo

Reuters photographer Adrees Latif won the breaking news photography Pulitzer Prize for his shot of a Japanese videographer killed during anti-government protests in Burma (Myanmar). Read this riveting account of how he got the shot:

Bangkok: I landed in Yangon with some old clothes, a Canon 5D camera, two fixed lenses and a laptop.

For four days in September last year, I went to the city’s historic Shwedagon Pagoda and waited for the Buddhist monks who gathered there to lead the biggest protests against Myanmar’s military rulers in 20 years.

Since I was at the same pagoda every day, dozens of people, including monks, asked me who I was and what I was doing.

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