The Tehran-based team of Mohammad Nasiri, producer; Nasser Karimi, writer; Mahdi Fattahi, producer; Vahid Salemi, photographer; and Saeed Sarmadi, videographer, for obtaining agency-exclusive coverage of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border that killed more than 530 people. The Tehran bureau worked as a team to secure permissions to travel to the area and provided powerful visuals and stories to tell a story our competitors didn't.