Washington Post photojournalist dies in Liberia

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 12: Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor, spends a moment alone pondering during a music video launch party to raise awareness on Ebola Wednesday November 12, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Decontee became infected while caring for an aunt-in-law who died at home from Ebola. Now, as a survivor, she is giving back by caregiving to children whose parents or guardians are being treated for Ebola at an Interim Care Center. The children must be watched for 21 days to determine whether they have the virus as well. Since Decontee is a survivor she cannot be reinfected. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - NOVEMBER 11: Deedee Urey whose husband and 4 month old baby died in September of Ebola, cries as she ponders her ordeal on Tuesday November 11, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The whole family lived in one room where she cared for her sick husband and child; she and the 4 remaining children succumbed to Ebola but survived after care at the Island Ebola Treatment Unit. Now perplexed about what the future holds; she now scrubs toilets only twice per week to support her four other children. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 11: Ebola survivor, Stephen Kpoto walks through West Point slums, which has been hit hard by Ebola on Friday November 11, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Kpoto has become a contact tracer that finds people who have been in close with proximity to confirmed Ebola victims. He visits people quarantined in their homes in the vast slum of West Point, hopeful that he can keep the virus from spreading. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 9: Klubo Mulbah, a survivor from the ELWA 2 Ebola Treatment Unit-- directed by Dr. Jerry Brown, from poses for a portrait on Sunday November 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Mulbah, a physician's assistant who was infected with Ebola by a patient is still afflicted by pain in her hips, knees and shoulders. She walks as if she has arthritis at the age of 42; physical ailments can linger for months as survivors of Ebola rebuild their lives. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
VOINJAMA, (LOFA COUNTY) LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 7: Ebola survivor, Makula Dunor a nurse, poses for a portrait on Friday November 7, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Dunor who was infected by her husband who help to bury an Ebola victim, is still recovery at home. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
VOINJAMA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 7: The body of Jacqueline Morris is carried to the back of a pickup truck by a county health burial team on Friday November 7, 2014 in Voinjama, Liberia. Morris family had insisted on accompanying the burial team during the removal from her home and burial of Morris, 38. Since the family was upset and wanted to be a part of the process, the burial team allowed a the woman's brother to suit up with the team in a protective suit, gloves, and goggles. Days later the health department said an ebola test on the body was negative. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
VOINJAMA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 7: Relatives mourn after the body of Jacqueline Morris is taken away by a Lofa County health department burial team, on Friday November 7, 2014 in Voinjama, Liberia. Morris's family had insisted on accompanying the burial team during the removal from her home and burial of Morris, 38. Since the family was upset and wanted to be a part of the process, the burial team allowed one family member, the woman's brother, to suit up with the team in a protective suit, gloves, and goggles. Safe burial practices are one of the ways experts say is working to eradicate Ebola in Liberia. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
VOINJAMA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 7: A Lofa County health department burial team rolls down a dirt road to bury Gulu Mulbah, 45, on Friday November 7, 2014 in Voinjama, Liberia. The burial team took Mulbah's body to his home where they buried him in his back yead wearing protective suits, gloves, and goggles. Safe burial practices are one of the ways experts say is working to eradicate Ebola in Liberia. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
VOINJAMA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 7: The body of Jacqueline Morris is carried to the back of a pickup truck by a county health burial team on Friday November 7, 2014 in Voinjama, Liberia. Morris family had insisted on accompanying the burial team during the removal from her home and burial of Morris, 38. Since the family was upset and wanted to be a part of the process, the burial team allowed a the woman's brother to suit up with the team in a protective suit, gloves, and goggles. Safe burial practices are one of the ways experts say is working to eradicate Ebola in Liberia. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
VOINJAMA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 7: Alexander Morris lays flat on his back after fainted due to the extreme heat inside a protective suit while the Lofa County health department team buried his sister, on Friday November 7, 2014 in Voinjama, Liberia. Morris had insisted on accompanying the burial team during the removal his sister, Jacqueline Morris, 38, her home and to the burial site. Since the family was upset and wanted to be a part of the process, the burial team allowed a the woman's brother to suit up with the team in a protective suit, gloves, and goggles. Safe burial practices are one of the ways experts say is working to eradicate Ebola in Liberia. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KOLBA CITY (KOLAHUN DISTRICT), LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: Mbolowilee Kollie, 17, waits with a can of cooking oil after her family received their share of food items from WFP's (The UN World Food Programme) food distribution on Friday November 6, 2014 in Kolba City, Liberia. WFP distributed 110lb bags of bulgur-wheat, cooking oil, split peas, and salt to people affected by the Ebola crisis. Liberians are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KOLBA CITY (KOLAHUN DISTRICT), LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: Friends debate sharing food items that they received from WFP's (The UN World Food Programme) food distribution on Friday November 6, 2014 in Kolba City, Liberia. WFP distributed 110lb bags of bulgur-wheat, cooking oil, split peas, and salt to people affected by the Ebola crisis. Liberians are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
FOYA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: Children play among empty market stalls on Friday November 6, 2014 in Foya (Lofa County), Liberia. Since the Ebola crisis, outdoor food markets have been closed. People affected by the Ebola virus in Lofa County are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
FOYA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: Mary Wargbo and her son and daughter, Cornelius and Joyce (in background) harvest rice on Friday November 6, 2014 in Foya (Lofa County), Liberia. The rice produced on the Wargbo family farm won't be sufficient for the year. The Ebola crisis caused them to plant their rice field late in the planting season. People affected by the Ebola virus in Lofa County are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KOLBA CITY (KOLAHUN DISTRICT), LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: People carry bags of Bulgur-wheat and cooking oil after they received a share of food items from WFP's (The UN World Food Programme) food distribution on Friday November 6, 2014 in Kolba City, Liberia. WFP distributed 110lb bags of bulgur-wheat, cooking oil, split peas, and salt to people affected by the Ebola crisis. Liberians are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
FOYA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: Sogbondo Raylo, carries a bundle of freshly harvested rice on here head on Friday November 6, 2014 in Foya (Lofa County), Liberia. The rice produced on the farms won't be sufficient for the year. The Ebola crisis caused them to plant their rice field late in the planting season. People affected by the Ebola virus in Lofa County are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KOLBA CITY (KOLAHUN DISTRICT), LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: Mohammed Patrick, 13, (right) and Bendu Bona, 8 sell bananas to people who came for a WFP (The UN World Food Programme) food distribution on Friday November 6, 2014 in Kolba City, Liberia. WFP distributed 110lb bags of bulgur-wheat, cooking oil, split peas, and salt to people affected by the Ebola crisis. Liberians are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
FOYA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: Food market stalls closed for months on Friday November 6, 2014 in Foya (Lofa County), Liberia. Since the Ebola crisis, outdoor food markets have been closed. People affected by the Ebola virus in Lofa County are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
KOLBA CITY (KOLAHUN DISTRICT), LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 6: People load bags of Bulgur-wheat and cooking oil after they received a share of foof items from WFP's (The UN World Food Programme) food distribution on Friday November 6, 2014 in Kolba City, Liberia. WFP distributed 110lb bags of bulgur-wheat, cooking oil, split peas, and salt to people affected by the Ebola crisis. Liberians are on the brink of hunger as food becomes scarce during the crisis. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MARGIBI COUNTY (DOLO'S TOWN), LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 5: A woman grind cassava leaves with peppers on Friday November 5, 2014 in Dolo's Town, Liberia. Cassava leaves are eaten with rice; it is often the only sours of food for some poor Liberians. People in Dolo's People who lost family members to Ebola received rice, cooking oil, buckets, chlorine bleach and toilet supplies from Orphan Aid, Liberia. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 1: D.Maxwell Sellu Jr. is a dancer and entertainer shows off his unique fashion on Saturday November 1, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. People are more relaxed as conditions improve and the Ebola virus seems to recede. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 4: Girls play a kickball match on a soccer field in the Capitol Hill area on Tuesday November 4, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. People are more relaxed as conditions improve and the Ebola virus seems to recede. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 4: Girls was as other play a kickball match on a soccer field in the Capitol Hill area on TuesdayNovember 4, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. People are more relaxed as conditions improve and the Ebola virus seems to recede. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 4: U.S. military and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) members unload cargo at the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) on Tuesday November 4, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The MMU will be staffed by U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS); it has a capacity of 25 beds and is expected to open this week to treat any medical workers in Liberia that become Ebola patients themselves while assisting in the response to the virus. The unit was constructed by the U.S. military and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 4: Staff members with the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) meet inside the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) on Tuesday November 4, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The MMU will be staffed by U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS); it has a capacity of 25 beds and is expected to open this week to treat any medical workers in Liberia that become Ebola patients themselves while assisting in the response to the virus . The unit was constructed by the U.S. military and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 24: Esther Tokpah, 11 an orphan, weeps as Dr. Jerry Brown tries to console her before she was released from care on Wednesday September 24, 2014 in Monrovia Liberia. Esther, who lost both parents to Ebola was one of two children, among 15, Liberian patients who recovered from Ebola and were released from the ELWA 2 Ebola Treatment Center. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 24: Pauline Joseph, left,18 stands by as her aunt Thelena Tamba, right, weeps with joy on Tuesday September 24, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Pauline was among 15 Liberian patients who recovered from Ebola and were released today from the ELWA 2 Ebola Treatment Center directed by Dr. Jerry Brown. Each patient tested positive twice for Ebola and are now testing negative. Health workers are overwhelmed with a constant stream of new patients since the Ebola outbreak. Liberians have been living under most extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 24: Klubo Mulbah, (center in blue) a nurse who was infected with Ebola by a patient celebrates among friends and family on Tuesday September 24, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. She was among 15 Liberian patients who recovered from Ebola and were released today from the ELWA 2 Ebola Treatment Center directed by Dr. Jerry Brown. Each patient tested positive twice for Ebola and are now testing negative. Health workers are overwhelmed with a constant stream of new patients since the Ebola outbreak. Liberians have been living under most extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 24: Women who were among 15 Liberian patients that recovered from Ebola and were released from the ELWA 2 Ebola Treatment Unit cry as they greet family members on Tuesday September 24, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Jerry Brown help to create the ELWA2 Ebola Treatment Unit; health workers are overwhelmed with a constant stream of new patients since the Ebola outbreak. Liberians have been living under most extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 21: With no one to play with a very bored Berlinda Clark lays on the dining room table on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Berlinda's mother died in an ambulance on the way to Redemption hospital two weeks ago; the child was rescued by the NGO called More than Me and is under observation for signs of Ebola. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 24: Klubo Mulbah, (left in blue) a nurse who was infected with Ebola by a patient celebrates by doing a little dance for friends and family on Tuesday September 24, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. She was among 15 Liberian patients who recovered from Ebola and were released today from the ELWA 2 Ebola Treatment Center directed by Dr. Jerry Brown. Each patient tested positive twice for Ebola and are now testing negative. Health workers are overwhelmed with a constant stream of new patients since the Ebola outbreak. Liberians have been living under most extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 21: Berlinda Clark, helps herself to a glass of water on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Berlinda Clark's mother died in an ambulance on the way to Redemption Hospital two weeks ago; the child was rescued by Katie Meyler and is being care for by the NGO called More than Me (run by Meyler). Berlinda Clark is under observation for signs of Ebola. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 21: Berlinda Clark, sits by a door unable to interact with other people because she is under observation on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Berlinda's mother died in an ambulance on the way to Redemption Hospital two weeks ago; the child was rescued by Katie Meyler and is being care for by the NGO called More than Me (run by Meyler). Berlinda is under observation for signs of Ebola. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 21: Berlinda Clark, frowns as her caregiver, Bendu Fayiah, at left, tries to coax her to eat, on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Berlinda's mother died in an ambulance on the way to Redemption Hospital two weeks ago; the child was rescued by Katie Meyler and is being care for by the NGO called More than Me (run by Meyler). Berlinda Clark is under observation for signs of Ebola. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BONG, COUNTY, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 17: Albertha Sayavy whose son was is now an ebola patient was taken by ambulance to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, on Wednesday September 17, 2014.The newly opened 50 bed unit is managed by International Medical Corp, and was built by Save the Children. On its second day of operation to it has 3 new patients; one patient died Monday night. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BONG COUNTY, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 17: Josephine Flomo, a pregnant patient at Phebe Hospital, who has been in isolation at the hospital under observation for ebola walks to a waiting ambulance (a pickup truck) to be taken to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, on Wednesday September 17, 2014. The newly opened 50 bed unit is managed by International Medical Corp, and was built by Save the Children. On its second day of operation to it has 3 new patients; one patient died Monday night. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BONG COUNTY, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 17: James Momoh, a health worker with the ambulance team, sprays a chlorine solution in the ground and areas of a small village along the Gbarnga Hwy called 'Knuckles Town,' where a suspected Ebola patient lived on Wednesday September 17, 2014. The patient, James Dahn, 32, being taken by ambulance (a pickup truck) to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, The newly opened 50 bed unit is managed by International Medical Corp, and was built by Save the Children. .(Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BONG COUNTY, LIBERIA - SEPTEMBER 16: The body of a 12 year-old boy is taken for the newly constructed morgue and then buried without ceremony near the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit on Tuesday September 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy died shortly after arriving by ambulance last night his father (Monday) who was immediately admitted and is being tested and treated. The newly opened 50 bed unit is managed by International Medical Corp, which was built by Save the Children. On its second day of operation to it has 3 new patients. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
UNIFICATION TOWN, LIBERIA -SEPTEMBER 15: Sheriff Sandee, 11, poses for a portrait at his bedding covered with a mosquito net on Monday September 15, 2014 in Unification Town, Liberia. The child was displaced due to Ebola outbreak; 12 children whose parents' whereabouts remain unknown are cared for during the Ebola crisis at the Hawa Massaquoi Community Children Care Center currently managed by UNICEF and the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BONG COUNTY, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 17: James Dahn now an Ebola patient walks to a waiting ambulance (a pickup truck) while James Momoh, a health worker before being taken to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, on Wednesday September 17, 2014. The newly opened 50 bed unit is managed by International Medical Corp, and was built by Save the Children. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BONG, COUNTY, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 17: Albertha Sayavy, center, weeps as her son is taken away by an ambulance to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit stands watch has her son Elijah Kollie,13 was taken away on Wednesday September 17, 2014. The boy's Uncle Henry Savavy, left and aunt Bendu Sumo is also pictured. The newly opened 50 bed unit is managed by International Medical Corp, and was built by Save the Children. On its second day of operation to it has 3 new patients; one patient died Monday night. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BONG COUNTY, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 17: James Dahn now an Ebola patient is handed oral rehydration solution by James Momoh, a health worker before being taken by ambulance (a pickup truck) to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, on Wednesday September 17, 2014. The newly opened 50 bed unit is managed by International Medical Corp, and was built by Save the Children. .(Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 13: Amos Gibson, a MSF (Doctors Without Borders) worker washes his face with a solution of chlorine and water after he removed a protective suit that he wore while taking an ebola patient into the treatment facility on Saturday September 13, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Since the Ebola outbreak Liberians have been living under extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-SEPTEMBER 14: Mary Wesseh, a member of the Christ Deliverance Chapel, a very small church in the poor neighborhood of Monrovia that locals call 'New Kru Town, performs song and praise at the church service on Sunday September 14, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Since the country has experience an outbreak in Ebola local people have had to do some of their own preventative measures not to catch the virus. The government have warned against large group gatherings. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: The scene as people light candles to form the letters into the words, 'So All Can Vote' to support Voting Rights during a vigil on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The vigil was a memorial to Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, who were killed in 1964 by the KKK in Mississippi. The vigil included a display of 3,000 candles at the base of the Lincoln Memorial near the reflecting pool. Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice organization sponsored the memorial event on the 50th anniversary of their activist murders. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: Fiona Lalor, 7, from Verona, Wisconsin, pose among candles she helped to light during a vigil on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The vigil was a memorial to Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, who were killed in 1964 by the KKK in Mississippi. The vigil included a display of 3,000 candles at the base of the Lincoln Memorial near the reflecting pool. Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice organization sponsored the memorial event on the 50th anniversary of their activist murders. The candles were formed into the words, 'So All Can Vote to support Voting Rights (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: Luz Minaya (left) Joanne Adams light candles to form the letters into the words, 'So All Can Vote' to support Voting Rights during a vigil on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The vigil was a memorial to Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, who were killed in 1964 by the KKK in Mississippi. The vigil included a display of 3,000 candles at the base of the Lincoln Memorial near the reflecting pool. Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice organization sponsored the memorial event on the 50th anniversary of their activist murders. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice organization sponsored the display of 3,000 candles at the base of the Lincoln Memorial near the reflecting pool to memorialize the 50th anniversary of the murders of the 1964 Freedom Summer activists; Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner who were killed by the KKK in Mississippi while canvassing for voting rights. The candles were formed into the words, 'So All Can Vote to support Voting Rights on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Angus Hooper, 9 dressed as 'the Hulk' and his sister Zhara Hooper, 12, behind dressed as 'Wonder woman' pose as the line up for Awesome Con and The Museum of Science Fiction tries to break a Guinness World Records® (cq) for largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters at the reflecting pool in Washington, DC on April 18, 2014. The event is part of the kick off the 2nd annual Awesome Con convention . Only 237 showed up; they needed more than 1,530 people to show up in costume to break a record set in China (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Jamie Britt dressed as 'Batman' (left) and his daughter Natie Britt (right), 14, dress as 'Lokie from Thor' line up for the Awesome Con and Museum of Science Fiction attempt to break a Guinness World Records® (cq) for largest gathering of costume characters at the reflecting pool in Washington, DC on April 18, 2014. Only 237 characters showed up. The event is part of the kick off the 2nd annual Awesome Con convention . They needed more than 1,530 people to show up in costume to break a record set in China (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Married couple Nastassia Gross, dressed as 'Poisin Ivy' from Batman comic, (cq) and Jonathan Gross, Dress as 'Two Face -- Batman comics' stand in line during the Awesome Con and Museum of Science Fiction attempt to break a Guinness World Records® (cq) for largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters at the reflecting pool in Washington, DC on April 18, 2014. The event is part of the kick off the 2nd annual Awesome Con convention . Only 237 showed up; they needed more than 1,530 people to show up in costume to break a record set in China (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Mike Jones (left) of DC101 Radio dressed as 'Batman' interview Christian Evangelista (center), dressed as 'Captain America' and Jay Chang (right) dressed as 'the Wolverine from X-Men' during the Awesome Con and Museum of Science Fiction attempt to break a Guinness World Records® (cq) for largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters at the reflecting pool in Washington, DC on April 18, 2014. The event is part of the kick off the 2nd annual Awesome Con convention . Only 237 showed up; they needed more than 1,530 people to show up in costume to break a record set in China (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: People dressed as their favorite comic book characters line up for the Awesome Con and Museum of Science Fiction attempt to break a Guinness World Records® (cq) for largest gathering of costume characters at the reflecting pool in Washington, DC on April 18, 2014. Only 237 characters showed up. The event is part of the kick off the 2nd annual Awesome Con convention . They needed more than 1,530 people to show up in costume to break a record set in China (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Katie Carr (left), 13, dressed as a 'Green Lantern' character with her sister Ashley Carr (right), 18, dressed as 'Death -- Sandman' comic book character, line up for the Awesome Con and Museum of Science Fiction attempt to break a Guinness World Records® (cq) for largest gathering of costume characters at the reflecting pool in Washington, DC on April 18, 2014. Only 237 characters showed up. The event is part of the kick off the 2nd annual Awesome Con convention . They needed more than 1,530 people to show up in costume to break a record set in China (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Albert Birckhead, dress as 'Colossuss' and Eric Brown (right) dressed as Cyclops' pose for TV during the Awesome Con and Museum of Science Fiction attempt to break a Guinness World Records® (cq) for largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters at the reflecting pool in Washington, DC on April 18, 2014. The event is part of the kick off the 2nd annual Awesome Con convention . Only 237 showed up; they needed more than 1,530 people to show up in costume to break a record set in China (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Photojournalist Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who recently chronicled Ebola patients and their caretakers, has died in Liberia while on assignment for The Washington Post. He was 58.

Executive Editor Martin Baron sent a statement to the newspaper staff informing them of du Cille's death. Baron called du Cille "one of the world's most accomplished photographers."

The Post (http://wapo.st/1vX29xD ) reported du Cille collapsed Thursday while returning on foot from a Liberian village where he'd been working on an assignment. He was taken to a hospital two hours away and was declared dead of an apparent heart attack.

Du Cille won two Pulitzer Prizes as a photographer with the Miami Herald in the 1980s and shared a third, for public service, while at the Post in 2008.

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