Dusan Vranic is currently AP's chief photographer for Israel, West Bank and Gaza. Vranic joined the AP in his native Belgrade in 1987 and has since served in chief photographer positions in Southeast Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Vranic took part in AP's coverage of seminal events ranging from the fall of communism in Europe and the subsequent breakup of the Soviet Union and violent collapse of Yugoslavia to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2012, Vranic's work was featured in a major exhibition in Belgrade marking his quarter century in the profession. He also is an accomplished sports photographer.