2017 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Picture Story News

A series of news pictures that depicts a story line or single theme. (A picture story depicting the President of the United States, other U.S. politicians, or U.S. politics is NOT eligible in this category.) 12 photos maximum per story.

First Place

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Philando Castle: People pay respects at a roadside vigil for Philando Castile near where he was fatally shot in Falcon Heights, Minn. on Friday July 08, 2016. Philando Castile was shot and killed after a traffic stop by police in Falcon Heights, Wednesday night. A video shot by Diamond Reynolds of the shooting went viral.

Second Place

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Matthew: Hurricane Matthew, in a destructive march up Florida's coastline, caused widespread flooding, damage and power outages across the state. Five lives were lost in Florida due to the storm.

Third Place

Drew Angerer, Getty Images
Orlando Grieves: In June 2016, Omar Mateen gunned down 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and the worst terrorist attack since 9/11, the stunned community grieved while issues of gun control, Islamaphobia and terrorism were reignited.

Award of Excellence

Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
The Greatest: 'Ali, Ali, Ali,' where the words that echoed through the Louisville city streets as a black hearse passed giving the fans of Muhammad Ali, the champ, the greatest, the civil rights activist, a final chance at tribute. Traveling to his final resting place at the Cave Hill Cemetery, 1000s of adoring fans filled the streets to memorialize the bigger than life athlete that did more for his community than simply fighting another man in a ring, but rather showed them anything is possible if you fight for what you believe in.