2008 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Michael Kamber

The New York Times

18 May, 2007

A medic applies a tourniquet to a soldier injured by an IED ('improvised explosive device') during a search patrol in a Sunni stronghold. After three American soldiers were captured during an ambush in the area, 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 buried far from roads.

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Michael Kamber

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