2006 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

David Guttenfelder

The Associated Press

30 October, 2005

Sabir Hussein Shah holds his son Zeeshan (9), who is being treated after having his arm amputated in a field hospital. The regional capital was close to the epicenter of an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, which had shaken the area three weeks previously. Around 70 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was estimated that more than half of those injured throughout the region were children, crushed in their classrooms and homes.

About the photographer

David Guttenfelder

David Guttenfelder is a photojournalist and National Geographic Explorer focusing on geopolitical conflict, conservation, and culture. Guttenfelder has spent more than 25 year...

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