2002 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Tyler Hicks

Getty Images for The New York Times

12 November, 2001

Northern Alliance soldiers drag an injured Taliban soldier captured during their advance towards Kabul. Northern Alliance troops, opposed to the ruling Taliban, took control of Kabul on November 13. The frontline assault followed air strikes on Taliban targets ordered by US president George W. Bush. He accused the regime of protecting Osama bin Laden, held responsible by the US for the attacks of September 11.

About the photographer

Tyler Hicks

Tyler Hicks is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He began working for The Times as a contract photographer in Kenya in 1999, photographing news stories in East and Wes...

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