2010 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize

Eugene Richards

Reportage by Getty Images/The Sunday Times Magazine/Paris Match

31 August, 2007

War Is Personal. Army Sergeant Princess C. Samuels was killed in indirect fire (gunfire delivered at a target that cannot be seen from the firing position) in Taji, north of Baghdad. She was one of more than 100 female troops killed in action since the war started in 2003. By the end of 2009, over 4,300 men and women from US military forces had been killed and some 30,000 maimed or wounded since the beginning of the conflict in Iraq.

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Eugene Richards

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