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Afghanistan Conflict
Finbarr O'Reilly - 07 Oct 2011 - Sort by:
Finbarr O'Reilly - 07 Oct 2011
Finbarr O'Reilly - 07 Oct 2011
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RTR1V80J
22 Oct. 2007
"On October 23, 2007, the Canadian troops I was embedded... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1V80J
22 Oct. 2007
HOWZ-E-MADAD, Afghanistan
"On October 23, 2007, the Canadian troops I was embedded with were ambushed by the Taliban. A shell exploded nearby sending Sgt.-Maj. Paul Pilote flying. I couldn't see Pilote at first, but then he emerged crawling dazed and injured through the dust. I was probably photographing to suppress my own fear as much as to get a good picture. The image ran the next day on front pages across Canada. I heard later that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the Canadian commander in Kandahar to ask what was going on. The truth is nothing was going on -- this was a daily situation of troops in combat and the only difference is that a photographer was there to capture the moment. It reminded me how far removed decision-makers can be from the reality on the ground and of the importance of being there to record what is happening." Caption: Injured Canadian Sgt.-Maj. Paul Pilote from the NATO-led coalition crawls for cover seconds after his position was hit by a Taliban shell fired from an 82-millimetre recoilless rifle during an ambush in Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan.
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1V81R
23 Oct. 2007
"This was the frame I took of Sgt.-Maj. Paul Pilote... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1REQP
3 Jul. 2007
"This photo was taken during my first Afghan firefight.... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1RHNR
5 Jul. 2007
"Access to combat was surprisingly easy. I arrived... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1RHNC
5 Jul. 2007
"Covering combat is a strange experience. Everything... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1RHNZ
5 Jul. 2007
"Until the American surge, Canada formed the bulk of... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1REM5
3 Jul. 2007
"It's easy to be seduced by the machinery and muscle... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTR1RDDE
2 Jul. 2007
"Of course much of war is boredom and routine. Troops... more
AFGHANISTAN-CANADA
RTR2846D
21 Sep. 2009
"It's common to see makeshift weights at spartan bases.... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1REMB
3 Jul. 2007
"Many operations or patrols set out at night when... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTXP9GU
3 Oct. 2009
"There's no way to sleep through an artillery barrage... more
AFGHANISTAN-CANADA
RTR27YGJ
17 Sep. 2009
"This image for me represents the scale of the individual... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTXU26U
31 Oct. 2010
"The Canadians used to always lend me night vision... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTXUC5T
7 Nov. 2010
"We aren't allowed to publish pictures that identify... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXTZ4Y
29 Oct. 2010
"Sgt. Thomas James Brennan was reprimanded by his... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTXU3BG
1 Nov. 2010
"A few days after I photographed him in his bunk,... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXU3BI
1 Nov. 2010
"Brennan had been running to help two fellow Marines... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2ITK6
19 Feb. 2011
"When I returned in early 2011, Sgt. Brennan (seated... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXTXFZ
27 Oct. 2010
"I got an email the day after this photo was published... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2SCIH
26 Feb. 2011
"I just found this picture in my archives. It has not... more
AFGHANISTAN-DOORS
RTR2JMK6
8 Mar. 2011
"At one point I did a series on Afghan doorways. They... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1RN2A
9 Jul. 2007
"The only access to the local Afghan population while... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR1UZC5
15 Oct. 2007
"This image for me captures something in the expression... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTXTSRL
23 Oct. 2010
"These kids would come and collect cardboard and wood... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTXUGA2
10 Nov. 2010
"The scene depicted in this photo could reflect a... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTX8Y2
12 Nov. 2007
"When Western forces leave, it will be up to the Afghans... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXP5R
15 Nov. 2007
"Some Afghan police and troops are excellent while... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTR1UX12
14 Oct. 2007
"It's hard not to fall in love with the rugged beauty... more
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXO5T
15 Nov. 2007
"Ultimately, Afghanistan's future lies in the hands... more
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2SCII
22 Feb. 2011
Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly in Helmand province,... more
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