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Maya Alleruzzo is an award-winning photojournalist and the Middle East regional photo editor based in Cairo, Egypt for the Associated Press. She was based full-time in Baghdad for nearly five years, covering the 2007 troop surge through the end of combat operations, after nine years of coverage of the conflict. Previously, she worked for The Washington Times, covering international news, national politics and their impact on the lives of ordinary people. A California native, she studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University.