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The Girl In The Window

"For the first seven years of her life, Danielle never saw the sun, felt the wind or tasted solid food. She was kept in a closet in a Plant City apartment, cloistered in darkness, left in a dirty diaper, fed only with a bottle. 'She was a feral child,' said Carolyn Eastman of the Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay. 'We'd never seen a case like that.' "

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Photographer Melissa Lyttle of the St. Petersburg Times, founder of aphotoaday, submitted this story in the Best of Photojournalism contest hosted by the National Press Photographers Association. She was awarded Best Published Picture Story for her piece on Danielle's growth and development. View the winning photo series here. And be sure to check out the full report, which includes audio and video.

Images (c) Melissa Lyttle.