2008 Photo Contest, General News, Honorable mention

Christoph Bangert

Laif Photos & Reportagen for Stern

27 April, 2007

A German Army target is propped up for sniper practice. Some 3,200 German troops are in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) - the first time since World War II that the army has been deployed outside Germany. Based mainly in northern Afghanistan and around the capital Kabul, the troops are primarily involved in reconstruction work.

About the photographer

Christoph Bangert

Christoph Bangert is a German freelance photojournalist covering international political events and conflicts. He has extensively covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for The...

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