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Sports Photographer of the YearEthan Hyman, News & ObserverN.C. State fans try to distract UNC's John Henson (31) as he gets ready to shoot a free throw during the second half of North Carolina's  86-74 victory over N.C. State Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Sports Photographer of the Year 

Ethan Hyman, News & Observer 

N.C. State fans try to distract UNC's John Henson (31) as he gets ready to shoot a free throw during the second half of North Carolina's 86-74 victory over N.C. State Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.