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In 1957, Harrington entered China against a U.S. State Department ban on newsmen entering the communist nation. The Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, threatened to jail Harrington, or at least revoke his passport. Harrington responded by sending a telegraph that the roads were washed out and he could not return. The articles produced from these images won Harrington and Edmund Stevens the George Polk award for magazine reporting.