I have heard from multiple people that Joao Silva, one of the finest combat photojournalists in the history of photojournalism, was severely wounded today in Arghandab District, Kandahar Province. The book Joao wrote with Greg Marinovich on covering the last days of apartheid is legendary, as are his exploits covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We here at the blog wish Joao the best. His injuries are apparently horrific, and he will need a lengthy period of recovery. God speed, Joao.