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Night Raid [Photos]


Combat photographer Louie Palu tells the story behind his portrait of a wounded Afghan soldier aboard a U.S. Army Medevac helicopter. Palu talks to host Dick Gordon about these three images.


Louie Palu
A wounded Afghan soldier in a U.S. Army helicopter after a bombing during a night raid. It was taken in 2010 and it is a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s Edwin Boochever Portrait Competition.


Louie Palu
Taken Jul 12, 2009, in - Kandahar, Afghanistan. A 13-year-old boy with life threatening wounds from gunfire after being caught in crossfire between Afghan Army and Taliban insurgents sits in a Canadian frontline army hospital in Zhari District.


Louie Palu
A Canadian Army Medic gently closes the eyes of an young Afghan man after he was fatally shot during a battle between the Afghan Army and Taliban insurgents in Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.