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Picturing the War in Afghanistan

U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, September 2007. Copyright: Tim Hetherington for Vanity Fair hide caption

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Copyright: Tim Hetherington for Vanity Fair


This photograph won the World Press Photo of the Year for 2007. On today's show, we spoke with the man who took it, Tim Hetherington. He said that for him the image evokes exhaustion—the soldier's, and his own when he took it after many days of fierce fighting in Afghanistan. What does it evoke for you?