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The L.A. Times got our attention this morning with a huge A1 photo that could have been ripped from Saw II -- but this was scarier because it's real. It shows a soldier's hand being prepped for surgery after he was hit by a grenade. In the background, we see his leg in stirrups -- with a huge gaping wound. The photo is part of a series that explores the lives of soldiers wounded in Iraq. You betcha the Times' message boards are hopping right now with debate over the printing and posting of the series' gruesome photos.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this one's left us speechless.

Photo from the Los Angeles Times.