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BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - Sand table at the KOP at the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. Cardboard houses and plastic soldiers were used to mark the battle plan targeting suspected hideouts of Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network  - The Valley - Afghanistan - US Soldiers return fire in contact with insurgents during Operation Rock Avalanche. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - US Soldiers search an Afghan man before a meeting with village elders in Aliabad at the Korengal Valley, East Afghanistan. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - ANA (Afghan National Army) soldier watches as a bomb explodes dropped by a fighter jet ANA during Operation Rock Avalanche. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - Afghan villagers stand in a distance from each other as US Soldiers from Battle Company search their village after their base was attacked by insurgents from this village. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - Wounded women and children sit in a house in Yaka China village. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - A US soldier in shock after his position was overrun by insurgents during Operation Rock Avalanche. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - Daniel Kearney, talk to village elders to calm down the tensions between the troops and the villagers after civilians were killed and wounded in an air strike during the ongoing operation. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - An Afghan man holds a wounded young boy in front of a house in Yaka China village. The boy received several shrapnel wounds from a rocket as a US airstrike targeted a suspected insurgent position. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - A US Soldier from Battle Comp carry the body of his fallen comrade after he died as insurgents overrun his position. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - A US Soldier stand on the ridge of the Abas Ghar mountain range during Operation Rock Avalanche. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - Afghan men mourn their dead in Yaka China village. They died as a US airstrike targeted a suspected insurgent position in a nearby house the previous night. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - A man holds a baby sits next to wounded children BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - US paratrooper collapses in exhaustion during Operation Rock Avalanche. BALAZS GARDI - VII Network - The Valley - Afghanistan - 1.An Afghan family walk on the only man made road deep in the valley.

2009 edition

All the results

See the 2009 results of the Bayeux-Calvados Award and watch the winning reports in each category. See the results

The jury

The jury is made up of about fifty international journalists and was chaired by Patrick Chauvel during the 16th edition See the list of jury members

Detailed programme

Exhibitions, debate evenings, book fair, works with high school students... More

 

The Award in pictures

Discover, in pictures, the great instants of the 2009 edition of the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents.

 

Watch the pictures