Topic: helicopter crash

Yezidi women stranded in the Singar Mountains wait for the arrival of a rescue helicopter. Iraq, August 12, 2014.
Photo Essay

Tragedy on Mount Sinjar

Thousands of Yezidis are awaiting rescue in the inhospitable Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq but, as Magnum photographer Moises Saman documents, help is fleeting

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A wounded man is carried away from the crash site of an Iraqi Air Force helicopter that crashed shortly after take off during a rescue mission in the Sinjar Mountains. Sinjar Mountains, Iraq, Aug. 12, 2014.
The Backstory

Moises Saman Captures Dramatic Images of Iraqi Helicopter Crash

Moises Saman, a Magnum photographer on assignment for TIME, captured dramatic images of today’s Iraqi helicopter crash

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Antoine de Ras—EPA

The Best Pictures of the Week, August 6 – August 12

This week: President Obama meets with the families of the 30 Americans that died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, Riots in England, Woodstock, Israeli “tent city” protests continue, the world stock market crash, and giant radiation bursts in space.

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