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Saturday, December 25, 2010

2010 Pictures of the Year

June 19: Relatives of the victims in Seattle's deadliest fire since 1971 -- four children and one young woman killed in a Fremont apartment -- mourn during a memorial service at KeyArena on June 18. Those who perished were siblings Joseph Gebregiorgis, 13, Nisreen Shamam, 6, and Yaseen Shamam, 5; their cousin, 7-year-old Nyella Smith; and their aunt, Eyerusalem Gebregiorgis, 22. "Taking these kind of photos is the hardest part of the job as a photojournalist, but one of the most important -- documenting grief that triggers empathy and togetherness for a community. Shooting through bars on a railing from a distance, I didn't shove a camera in their faces, but fired off only a couple of frames that told the whole story." -- Steve Ringman

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