2008 Pulitzer finalists: Breaking News Photography

A VALIANT EFFORT: A firefighter from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is dwarfed by flames along East Grade Road on Palomar Mountain early Wednesday. Authorities estimate that about 525,000 were ordered or urged to leave their San Diego County homes as the fires raged, substantially more than in other counties.
Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
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