2008 Pulitzer finalists: Breaking News Photography

LOSS: Cassondra Ott, 24, sits amid the debris of her boyfriend's home in Rancho Bernardo, near San Diego. Authorities closed an emergency shelter at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium and bused the remaining evacuees, only about 115 of the nearly 13,000 once housed there, to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times
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