The photographer spent six weeks documenting the U.S. Army's busiest trauma unit in Afghanistan. Of the 15 pictures we published today, this is my favorite.
Etr00066afg /Erin Trieb/PANOS
The medical staff of the 8th FST (Forward Surgical Team) play cards with a US soldier who was injured by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol close to the Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province. The 8th FST is the US Army's busiest trauma surgical centre, providing care for US troops, the Afghan National Army (ANA), and local civilians in Eastern Afghanistan.