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© Eugene Richards / Reportage by Getty Images : War Is Personal

In his series entitled “War is personal“, Eugene Richards presents Americans whose lives have been deeply and irrevocably affected by the war in Iraq.

© Eugene Richards / Reportage by Getty Images : War Is Personal

“When we first buried my son, I would look around the cemetery and count the grave stones in his row. […] What’s most troubling is the emptiness you’ll see in the eyes of the people who […] walk up and down the rows, looking for a name”, Paula Zwillinger / Lagrangeville, New York.

© Eugene Richards / Reportage by Getty Images : War Is Personal

“Then on March 18, a friend of mine got killed by sniper fire. Shot in the neck. And that’s not a noble death. But that shit’s quickly forgotten over here. All it is, is another face in the newspaper, on TV. A number”, Clinton Keels / Laurens, South Carolina.

© Eugene Richards / Reportage by Getty Images : War Is Personal

“When I first approached my son Alex’s casket, I thought it might be hard to recognise him, because we hadn’t been told what killed him, that he had a hole in the back of his head. But it was him”, Carlos Arredondo / Roslindale, Massachusetts.

© Massimo Berruti / Agence VU / Grazia Neri (Italy): Pakistan – Fact or Fiction?

City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award 2009 - The young Italian photographer gives this eyewitness account from Pakistan, a country reeling from years of turmoil. Here, a conference of lawyers at the District Bar Association. Rawalpindi, February 2008.

© Massimo Berruti / Agence VU / Grazia Neri (Italy): Pakistan – Fact or Fiction?

City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award 2009 - An APDM [All Parties Democratic Movement] leader gives a speech at a rally. Islamabad, February 2008.

© Massimo Berruti / Agence VU / Grazia Neri (Italy): Pakistan – Fact or Fiction?

City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award 2009 - Supporters of the APDM [All Parties Democratic Movement] chant slogans at a rally. Rawalpindi, February 2008.

© Massimo Berruti / Agence VU / Grazia Neri (Italy): Pakistan – Fact or Fiction?

City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award 2009 - An old man crosses the police line blocking access to the scene of a suicide attack. Rawalpindi, March 2009.

© David Burnett / Contact Press Images: 44 Days. Iran & the Remaking of the World

In 1979, David Burnett was in Iran to witness the most eventful 44 days in the country’s history. Here, mourners in Behesht-e Zahra cemetery. Tehran, December 28, 1978.

© David Burnett / Contact Press Images: 44 Days. Iran & the Remaking of the World

Posters of Ayatollah Khomeini appear all over the Iranian capital. January 16, 1979.

© David Burnett / Contact Press Images: 44 Days. Iran & the Remaking of the World

Spectators near Tehran University during a pro-Khomeini demonstration. January 27, 1979.

© David Burnett / Contact Press Images: 44 Days. Iran & the Remaking of the World

Ayatollah Khomeini's headquarters at the Refah School. Tehran, February 2, 1979.

© Miquel Dewever-Plana / Agence VU: The Other War

Guatemala, one of the world’s most violent countries, is home to “The other war”. Here, the funeral of Laura, 14, who was abducted and executed in cold blood on a football field.

© Miquel Dewever-Plana / Agence VU: The Other War

“Preventivo” prison on the day of the marital visit. Once inside the jail, Neck decides to leave his gang. He has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to 40 years. Guatemala City.

© Miquel Dewever-Plana / Agence VU: The Other War

Two men mowed down by bikers with machine guns. As usual, no one was willing to be a witness for fear of reprisals. The case was never brought to court. Guatemala City.

© Miquel Dewever-Plana / Agence VU: The Other War

Santiago C., 15, was brought to the emergency room after being shot and died soon after in his father’s arms. Thought to be a member of a Mara clan, he was killed by a rival gang. Guatemala City.

© Brenda Ann Kenneally: Upstate Girls. What Became of Collar City

2008 Winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award presented by the French Association of Female Journalists in partnership with Figaro Magazine “Upstate girls” is a five-year study of American working class women. Here, the city of Troy, in New York State.

© Brenda Ann Kenneally: Upstate Girls. What Became of Collar City

2008 Winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award presented by the French Association of Female Journalists in partnership with Figaro Magazine Five-year-old Destiny stakes her claim to a bedroom in the new family apartment found after her mom lost her job as a hotel housekeeper.

© Brenda Ann Kenneally: Upstate Girls. What Became of Collar City

2008 Winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award presented by the French Association of Female Journalists in partnership with Figaro Magazine Megan, Laurie's eldest daughter, gets herself some breakfast while her mother is at work.

© Brenda Ann Kenneally: Upstate Girls. What Became of Collar City

2008 Winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award presented by the French Association of Female Journalists in partnership with Figaro Magazine While Troy is still 80% white, Black and Hispanic men moving in from New York City have turned the working class city into a melting pot.

© Pascal Maitre / Cosmos pour National Geographic et GEO : Somalia – Abandoned by All

Maitre’s reports from Somalia reveal a country affected by misery, drought, and pollution. On the coast, 300 kilometers north of Mogadishu, militiamen search for water to quench their thirst after their vehicle broke down. May 2006.

© Pascal Maitre / Cosmos pour National Geographic et GEO : Somalia – Abandoned by All

After Islamists attacked and set fire to Mogadishu cathedral, the only visitors were militiamen intent on killing. This is where an Italian Bishop, Monsignor Colombo, was shot dead in 1989. September, 2002.

© Pascal Maitre / Cosmos pour National Geographic et GEO : Somalia – Abandoned by All

A patient with severe gasoline burns in Medina Hospital. As there are no gas pumps, gasoline is sold in small plastic containers, which leads to many accidents. Mogadishu, October 2002.

© Pascal Maitre / Cosmos pour National Geographic et GEO : Somalia – Abandoned by All

Anatomy class at the Hayat Institute of Health Science. Mogadishu, May, 2006.

© Callie Shell / Aurora Photos / Cosmos pour Time Magazine : Barack Obama

Callie Shell has followed Barack Obama for the last three years. “Two staffers had just passed and done two pull-ups. Not to be outdone, Obama did three with ease, dropped and walked out to make a speech”, she says. Missoula, Montana, 2008.

© Callie Shell / Aurora Photos / Cosmos pour Time Magazine : Barack Obama

“It was primary morning in New Hampshire. They had been campaigning separately all week. [..] Their private time seemed to consist of a few crossovers. That morning I could tell they just loved being able to sit together”, Callie Shell, 2008.

© Callie Shell / Aurora Photos / Cosmos pour Time Magazine : Barack Obama

The inauguration in Washington DC, 2009. Barack Obama waits in the wings before swearing in to become the 44th President of the United States.

© Zalmaï : Promises and Lies - The Human Cost of the War on Terror

Zalmaï, an afghan photographer, shows the human tragedy taking place in his country. The war in Afghanistan has spread, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. In this picture, a woman in a refugee camp in the Afghan capital. Kabul, 2008.

© Zalmaï : Promises and Lies - The Human Cost of the War on Terror

Since 2002, close to 4 million Afghans have returned home after three decades in exile, but life is tougher here than in refugee camps in Pakistan. Suburb of Jalalabad, 2008.

© Zalmaï : Promises and Lies - The Human Cost of the War on Terror

An Afghan farmer describes his situation to British soldiers. Farmers caught between British forces and the Taliban are the true victims of the war. Helmand Province, June 2008.

© Zalmaï : Promises and Lies - The Human Cost of the War on Terror

Crossing a bridge under construction. Kabul, June 2008.