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Michael Yon - In His Arms (Strength and Compassion)

PHOTO BY Michael Yon for TIME Magazine:

A U.S. Army soldier comforts a child fatally wounded by a car bomb blast in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad.


"Many people say this is the most important photograph of the Iraq war. The image most completely embodies my experience throughout Iraq.


Countless people have asked for reprints, but I wanted to give the matter some thought. I did not want to diminish the symbolism of this photograph, and the American soldiers who risked their lives to save this little girl.


When these soldiers finally returned to the United States, they asked my permission to present a copy to Bruce Willis at “The Punisher's Ball.” When I saw the photo so tastefully framed, I realized this could make a beautiful gift."

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Taken on July 23, 2008