Caught in the crossfire, Afghanistan 2007

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Photojournalist John D McHugh grimices in pain as a medic examines and dresses his gunshot wound at Kamu Outpost in Nuristan, in north-east Afghanistan, 14 May 2007. The photographer was shot through the stomach during a firefight between the US and Afghan National Army (ANA), who he was embedded with, and insurgents. 17 ANA died, one is still recoreded as "missing in action", and 4 more were wounded. 7 US soldiers were also wounded in the fight. (John D McHugh)