2007 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Paolo Pellegrin

Magnum Photos for Newsweek / The New York Times Magazine

06 August, 2006

The victim of an Israeli rocket attack lies in the main road of Tyre, Lebanon. Conflict had been sparked by the capture of two Israeli soldiers by the militant Islamist organization Hezbollah, in a cross-border raid three weeks earlier. Israel responded by bombing areas across southern Lebanon and in the southern suburbs of Beirut, which it said harbored Hezbollah militia and missile launchers.

About the photographer

Paolo Pellegrin

Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome, Italy. He studied architecture at Sapienza Università di Roma, before moving on to photography at the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, a...

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