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Mirror man’s picture of Yemeni mine-victim amputee, 9, earns major commendation

Daily Mirror

This heartbreaking image of an amputee in Yemen has earned Mirror photographer Philip Coburn a commendation in a major competition.

Salah Al Wahbei, nine, had lost his leg after standing on a landmine in the war-torn country.

Philip took the picture last year in his first frontline war assignment since losing both his own legs in a blast while working in Afghanistan in 2010.

The image of Salah in the hospital was awarded a “Remarkable Artwork” commendation in the Documentary and Photojournalism section of the 2020 Siena International Photo Awards.

Philip said: “It is always nice to get recognition for pictures I am proud of.

“I found it particularly poignant to photograph this brave lad.

“Not only is he is the same age as my youngest son, James, but I too have lost limbs so I can empathise with his plight, both physical and mental.”

Philip Coburn’s photo of 9-year-old Salah Al Wahbei, who lost his leg to a Houthi-laid mine, was awarded a “Remarkable Artwork” commendation in the Documentary and Photojournalism section of the 2020 Siena International Photo Awards

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