2012 Army Photographic Competition

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Winning amateur portfolio picture

The best images showing British soldiers at work and play. See gallery

The annual Army Photographic Competition showcases the best of Army photography and celebrates the role of military photographers.

This photo, which won the amateur portfolio category shows soldiers in Afghanistan waving Union Jack flags as they cheer Captain Heather Stanning in the Olympics.

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A soldier shows an Afghan boy his camera

Entries reflect the diversity of army life, showing soliders at work and play.

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A runner up photo of soldiers shielding themselves from debris

The competition is open to all army personnel.

Here, soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force protect themselves as a US Marine Corp Sea Stallion lands in Afghanistan.

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Winning portfolio picture

Partners and dependents of army staff may also enter the Professional/Amateur Photographer of the Year categories.

This portrait of a Squadron from the 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards (QDG - The Welsh Cavalry) in Afghanistan won in the portfolio category.

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Lance Corporal Nathan Williams from the One Royal Welsh Regiment on foot patrol in Afghanistan

Prizes for the winning entries were awarded by the Chief of the General Staff (CGS) at the Imperial War Museum this week.

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The overall winning image

British soldiers climbing on board an aircraft at the end of a joint mission with the Afghan army.

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Soldiers enjoy afternoon tea to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Afghanistan

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A paratrooper about to jump during an exercise in Scotland

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Soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force sleeping after a search mission

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A British soldier with a local child, member of the Afghan army and Afghan police