|Award of Excellence
"Helicopter Crash on Mount Sinjar"
An Iraqi Military flight organized by Kurdish peshmerga forces delivers aid to trapped Yazidis in the mountains of Sinjar, Nineveh Province, Iraq on Aug. 12, 2014. After delivering aid and picking up a number of displaced Yazidis, the helicopter crashed while taking off, wounding many and killing the pilot. Photo by Adam Ferguson for The New York Times