Topic: Civil War

Agence LeJournal/SIPA via TIME
Photo Essay

Witness to a Syrian Execution: “I Saw a Scene of Utter Cruelty”

A rare series of images from a photojournalist chronicles a harrowing scene near Aleppo.

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Aleppo
Photo Essay

The Veils of Aleppo: Photographs by Franco Pagetti

They are a familiar sight to anyone who has been on the frontlines in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo: striped sheets that once blocked the harsh sunlight or a neighbor’s prying eyes, now acting as shields against more lethal threats.

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Marco Longari–AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: September 14 – 21

From continued anti-American protests around the world and the Pope’s visit to Lebanon to the honoring of Aung San Suu Kyi in the U.S. and the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the South Pacific, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Alexander Gardner / Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-03560
The Backstory

150 Years Later: Picturing the Bloody Battle of Antietam

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Alexander Gardner’s battlefield photographs of America’s bloodiest day remind us of the arresting power of conflict photography.

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Dominic Nahr—Magnum for TIME
Photo Essay

Somalia in Transition: Photographs by Dominic Nahr

TIME contract photographer Dominic Nahr traveled to Somalia to photograph Mogadishu’s return to life after 21 years of civil war.

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Pete Muller—AP
Photo Essay

Into Existence: Southern Sudan on the Eve of Independence

On July 9th, 2011, the swamps and plains of southern Sudan will become the world’s 193rd country. Juba-based photographer Pete Muller reflects on South Sudan’s evolution and future.

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Spotsylvania County, Va.
Photo Essay

Why They Fight: Civil War Re-enactors and the Battle over Historic Sites

To mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, photographer Gregg Segal collaborated with dedicated re-enactors to construct scenes at historic battle sites that have been compromised by modern development.

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Civil War Artifacts by Henry Leutwyler for TIME
Photo Essay

Bloodstains and Bullet Holes: Rare Civil War Artifacts by Henry Leutwyler

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, TIME sent photographer Henry Leutwyler to The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa. to photograph 185 artifacts, from powder horns to playing cards, held in the museum’s collection […]

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Kill Team
The Backstory

The Trophy Shot

The photographs taken by the “Kill Team” are shocking but “trophy shots” have existed since cameras went to war.

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