2008 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Michael Kamber

The New York Times

18 May, 2007

US soldiers go out on a search patrol for three missing comrades in a Sunni stronghold. After the three American soldiers were captured in an ambush, some 4,000 US troops and 2,000 Iraqi soldiers mounted the search operation. As patrols fanned out to search the countryside they were hindered by IEDs ('improvised explosive devices') buried far from roads.

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Michael Kamber

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