The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and the AP was on hand at various newsrooms to capture the celebration. Even though winning one doesn't matter, we've put together a small gallery of the best photos.

A colleague congratulates Alexandra Berzon (left) of the Las Vegas Sun, who won for her "courageous reporting" about the high death rate of construction workers on the Sin City strip.


Playwright Lynn Nottage is congratulated backstage by a cast member after her play Ruined, about a Congolese brothel, was awarded the Drama prize.

Mark Mahoney, awarded the prize for his "relentless, down-to-Earth" Editorial writing in the Glens Falls Post-Star, makes a phone call after hearing the news.


Patrick Farrell of the Miami Herald raises a glass after his photos of the after-effects of Hurricane Ike in Haiti won for Breaking News Photography.

A reasonably calm Douglas A. Blackmon is photographed in the Atlanta offices of the Wall Street Journal after learning that his book Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II won in the General Non-Fiction category.

The New York Times won basically everything else. This is their newsroom during the announcements. Image via saucy, via YM

Oh wait! Not quite everything. Staff members of the Detroit Free Press, including reporter Jim Schaefer who is lifting Senior Managing Editor Jeff Taylor on the right, celebrate after their uncovering of a sex scandal involving that city's mayor co-won for Local Reporting.