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Oct, 31, 2006: Marine Sgt. Jesse E. Leach drags Lance Cpl. Juan Valdez to safety moments after Valdez was shot by a sniper during a joint patrol with the Iraqi army. Valdez was shot in the arm and the right side but survived.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Aug. 22, 2004: A militiaman loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr fires toward U.S. positions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

April 24, 2010: A soldier is photographed during a night mission.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

2004: Iraqis bathe in the Tigris River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Feb. 18, 2004: A Marsh Arab guides his canoe through Kirmashiya Marsh in southern Iraq.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Feb. 11, 2005: An Iraqi Shiite man talks to another through a hole in a cloth screen outside a mosque in Sadr City, a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad, during Friday prayers. Holes are cut into the cloth screen to allow wind through.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

June 29, 2005: Prison inmates sleep on the floor, packed so tightly that they turn only when a designated prisoner wakes them to do so en masse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Feb. 18, 2004: An Iraqi Marsh Arab releases his livestock at dawn to graze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

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Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Friends of photojournalist João Silva have set up a website to sell his photographs and accept donations with proceeds to benefit him and his family. Silva lost both of his legs below the knees when he stepped on a land mine while accompanying U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Oct. 23 while on assignment for the New York Times

He is recovering in intensive care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The New York Times is assisting his family and taking responsibility for treatment and care.  Any unneeded funds will be donated to a charity chosen by Silva.

“Spending time with João, Viv and the staff at the hospital, it dawned on me how close to death he has been,” wrote longtime friend and photographer Greg Marinovich on the site. “João is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and affection from friends and strangers around the world.”

Above is a selection of the photographs available. To see more, buy or donate, visit his PhotoShelter page.

Photo: New York Times contract photographer Joao Silva while on assignment in Madagascar. Credit: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

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