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Massoud Hossaini

Massoud Hossaini is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer forced to flee his native Afghanistan in August 2021. Born in Kabul in 1981 during the occupation by the Soviet Union, Hossaini was raised in Iran. After the 9/11 attacks and after the U.S. war on the Taliban, he returned to Afghanistan in the beginning of 2002 and joined Aina, a non-governmental organization dedicated to media training. In 2007, Hossaini joined the Agence France-Presse (AFP) and has been covering the War on Terrorism ever since for a variety of publications.