Joao Silva Gravely Injured

Joao Silva, co-author of the The Bang Bang club, was gravely injured while on assignment in Afghanistan. The New York Times reported that he stepped on a mine while on patrol in Southern Afghanistan.

"Those of you who know Joao will not be surprised to learn that throughout this ordeal he continued to shoot pictures,” said Bill Keller, the executive editor of The Times, in a memorandum to the staff. “Joao suffered serious injuries to both of his legs, along with other wounds, but he is extraordinarily strong and indomitable of spirit.”

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