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Associated Press Photographer Wounded in Afghanistan
Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti, winner of Newspaper Photographer of 2009, and based in Islamabad, Pakistan, was severely injured, along with a videographer, by a bomb Tuesday while traveling with the military in Afghanistan. He underwent an operation that resulted in the loss of his foot. Here are some of his best pictures from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, and Gaza.
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Afghan_Man_With_Balloons

June 27, 2008: An Afghan man carries a bundle of balloons as he walks along a street on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Photo: AP)

Pakistani_Child

Jan. 30: A Pakistani child looks on as women covered with burqas from the tribal region of Bajur and Mohmand agency wait to be registered at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. More than 200,000 people have fled the fighting in Bajur and Mohmand agency to camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

(Photo: AP)

Pakistani_Wrestlers

Nov. 15, 2008: Pakistani Kushti wrestlers prepare the soil in the ring prior to a competition at the Champion Shahadra Wrestling Club in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan.

(Photo: AP)

Remembering_Bhutto

Feb. 13, 2008: A Pakistani vendor hangs a poster of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto at his shop in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan’s ruling party expressed confidence Wednesday that it will form a new government after next week’s parliamentary elections, despite surveys pointing to a strong victory by President Pervez Musharraf’s opponents.

(Photo: AP)

Pakistani_Girl

Aug. 23, 2008: A Pakistani girl from the Bajur tribal region looks through a window in a vocational school building, one of more than 20 relief camps the government says are for displaced people on the outskirts of Charsadda town, Pakistan. Pakistani officials have said more than 200,000 have fled the Bajur tribal region, the primary focus of the more than two-week-old offensive, and the neighboring Mohmand tribal area. Many have landed in relief camps set up by the government and political parties.

(Photo: AP)

Tibetan_Exiles

April 20, 2008: Tibetan exiles hold torches during a prayer session for those killed during the Chinese government’s crackdown in Tibet at a welfare center in Katmandu, Nepal. Tibetan exiles in Nepal resumed their protests against China and the cultural genocide in Tibet.

(Photo: AP)

Hamas_Supporters

Dec. 15, 2007: Hamas security officers stand guard as thousands of Hamas supporters gather during a rally in Gaza city. Hamas marked the 20th anniversary of its founding with a huge rally Saturday, sending a message of strength and defiance even as it is struggling to keep Gaza afloat.

(Photo: AP)

Pakistani_School_Girls

Oct. 23, 2008: Pakistani girls from the Bajur tribal region are seen in a school supported by UNICEF at the Katcha Garhi camp in Peshawar, Pakistan. Nearly 200,000 people have fled the fighting in Bajur regency to camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

(Photo: AP)

Scars

Feb. 27, 2008: The back of a Shiite Muslim worshipper covered in scars is seen during a procession to celebrate the end of Ashura in Islamabad , Pakistan. The holiday of Ashura is when Shiites remember the death in 680 A.D. of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, the event that led to the split in Islam between Shiites and Sunni Muslims.

(Photo: AP)

Hamas_Supporters

Dec. 15, 2007: Hamas security officers stand guard as thousands of Hamas supporters gather during a rally in Gaza city. Hamas marked the 20th anniversary of its founding with a huge rally Saturday, sending a message of strength and defiance even as it is struggling to keep Gaza afloat.

(Photo: AP)

Pakistani_School_Girls

Oct. 23, 2008: Pakistani girls from the Bajur tribal region are seen in a school supported by UNICEF at the Katcha Garhi camp in Peshawar, Pakistan. Nearly 200,000 people have fled the fighting in Bajur regency to camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

(Photo: AP)

Scars

Feb. 27, 2008: The back of a Shiite Muslim worshipper covered in scars is seen during a procession to celebrate the end of Ashura in Islamabad , Pakistan. The holiday of Ashura is when Shiites remember the death in 680 A.D. of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, the event that led to the split in Islam between Shiites and Sunni Muslims.

(Photo: AP)

Associated Press Photographer Wounded in Afghanistan

Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti, winner of Newspaper Photographer of 2009, and based in Islamabad, Pakistan, was severely injured, along with a videographer, by a bomb Tuesday while traveling with the military in Afghanistan. He underwent an operation that resulted in the loss of his foot. Here are some of his best pictures from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, and Gaza.

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