The World Press Photo Winners Gallery 2008 is today’s Site of the Day. World Press Photo is an organisation with a mission of encouraging high professional standards in photojournalism and promoting a free and unrestricted exchange of information.
Promotional activities include an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications.
The winner of the 2007 competition, now on tour around the world, was a photograph by Tim Hetherington, UK, for Vanity Fair.
A soldier of Second Platoon, Battle Company of the Second Battalion of the US 503rd Infantry Regiment sinks onto an embankment in the Restrepo bunker in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, at the end of the day on September 16, 2007. The valley was the epicenter of the US fight against militant Islam in Afghanistan, and scene of some of the deadliest combat in the region.