2007 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Peter Agtmael

Polaris Images

03 March, 2006

A young Iraqi stands handcuffed after he had attacked soldiers coming through the door to his home, and had been hit with a rifle butt. Bomb-making material was found during a search of the house, but the teenager was not arrested. American soldiers conduct night raids on homes in Iraq, searching for suspected insurgents. The raids, sometimes carried out in conjunction with Iraqi security forces, were a common occurrence as insurgency increased during the year.

About the photographer

Peter Agtmael

Peter van Agtmael (b. 1981) graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a degree in history. Following graduation, he spent a year in China on the Charles P. Howland fellowship p...

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