Friday Photos: The best photos of 2007

An international jury recently announced the winners of the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for 2007. Here are the best of the best, reprinted with permission. World Press Photo of the Year 2007 Tim Hetherington, UK, for Vanity FairAmerican soldier resting at bunker, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 16 September 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ...

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Soldier at 'Restrepo' bunker. The position was named after a soldier from 2nd Platoon who was recently killed by insurgents. Battle Company, 2nd Battalion Airborne of the 503rd US Infantry are currently undergoing a 15 month deployment in the Korengal Valley in the eastern province of Kunar in Afghanistan. The valley is an epicentre of the US fight against militant Islam in Afghanistan, and was previously held by the 10th Mountain Division. The Korengal valley is infamous as the site of the downing of a US helicopter. The valley has the highest concentration of fighting in Afghanistan and has the most munitions used than any other area of operation. ©Tim A Hetherington phone +44 (0)207 502 6247 (studio) email info@mentalpicture.org NUJ & BAPLA recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Full terms and conditions for digital and traditional use available on request. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

An international jury recently announced the winners of the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for 2007. Here are the best of the best, reprinted with permission.

World Press Photo of the Year 2007
Tim Hetherington, UK, for Vanity Fair
American soldier resting at bunker, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 16 September

An international jury recently announced the winners of the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for 2007. Here are the best of the best, reprinted with permission.

World Press Photo of the Year 2007
Tim Hetherington, UK, for Vanity Fair
American soldier resting at bunker, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 16 September

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