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Shattered Sudan

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Air Ambulance
Photograph by Randy Olson

Casualties of battle, SPLA rebels with broken bones and gunshot wounds lie sprawled on the floor of an airplane carrying them from Jiech in southern Sudan to a hospital in Lokichokio, Kenya. The wounded soldiers had to wait five days to be flown out because a government ban on flights discouraged most pilots from landing at Jiech. Planes that did land risked being shelled or bombed while on the ground. The government imposed the flight ban last year after rebels near Jiech attacked a barge convoy attempting to resupply army troops in garrison towns to the south.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Strobe light

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