Julie Jacobson joined the AP in San Francisco as a staff photographer in 2001 and was based in New York for 8 years before transferring to Las Vegas in 2009. In 2014, she returned to New York City. She earned a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas in 1992 and began her career as a photojournalist at the Kansas City Star shortly after. Jacobson was embedded with the U.S. Marines and the Army in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 and also did two tours with the military in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010. A native of Overland Park, Kan., Jacobson has traveled internationally and around the United States covering headlining news stories, such as the Haiti earthquake and the gun debate in the United States. Jacobson’s work also focuses on various premier sporting events such as the Olympics, FIFA World Cups, golf majors, the World Series and the Super Bowl.
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A woman stands in line with about 2,000 other people as U.S. Army soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division distribute one liter of water each at a camp set up on a golf course in Port-au- Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. International aid flowing into Haiti after the earthquake has been struggling with logistical problems, and many people are still desperate for food and water. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Judges watch as a competitor comes off the end of the ski jump during the Nordic Combined Intercontinental Cup ski jumping competition Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
United States Army Spc. Kevin O’Connor, of Hingham, Mass., right, sits in the darkness with other members of United States Army Spc. Kevin O’Connor, of Hingham, Mass. during an ambush set up Friday, May 21, 2010 to catch Taliban fighters who had fired on their outpost earlier in the week, in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Eight-year-old Madilynn Hallenback waves American flags along state Highway 160 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Pahrump, Nev. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Trinidad and Tobago’s Cleopatra Borel makes a throw during the women’s shot put finals of the athletics competition at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. Borel won the silver medal. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Gabby Douglas performs on the balance beam during the preliminary round of the women’s Olympic gymnastics trials, Friday, June 29, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
A rodeo performer performs rope tricks at the end of the 10th go-round of the National Finals Rodeo, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Volunteers walk through Olympic park early in the morning after a rain at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Angelo, left, and Nicholas Cocco, both 7, save Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas memorabilia as they wait for their parents who stood in line to meet the Republican presidential candidate, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Pahrump, Nev. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, center, smiles for the television camera as she is congratulated by other contestants after being crowned as Miss Universe during the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
An old man is fed a few nuts from his nephew while lying outside his quake damaged nursing home in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. More than 100 old men and women were living outside the home, that was damaged during Tuesday’s earthquake, with no food or care other than an occasional bath from two medical orderlies who remained to help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Aaron Blunck lands his last stunt during the World Cup U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe freestyle skiing finals on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Frisco, Colo. Blunck won the event with a score of 92. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Chippendales dancer Gavin McHale adjusts his bow tie while posing for part of a photo session during the cast’s 2015 calendar shoot, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Las Vegas. The show held auditions earlier this month to fill three open spots for the show’s 24-man cast which performs seven nights a week in Las Vegas and also travels internationally. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
South Korea’s Son Yeon-jae performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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