In Ramadi, while visiting her family whom she hadn't seen in two years, Sousan Abdul Jabar comforts her daughter Mariam. UNSEEN IRAQ is about the impact of the war on the lives of civilians. Andrea Bruce (US), 2008 finalist Andrea Bruce/Aftermath Project
Qasim Ali waits for his ride on al-Mawal Street near Baghdad's Sadr City district. A minibus, one of many stuck in traffic, will take him and other government workers to the Ministry of Trade, where he has worked for 30 years. This is his Monday morning commute. UNSEEN IRAQ, Andrea Bruce Andrea Bruce/Aftermath Project
In the Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad, Hussein Abbas, 10, and Zaid Alaa, 12, head to a pharmacy on an errand for their family. Hussein's parents have rules, strictly enforced since the double bombing. They must stay in the neighborhood, never walk alone and always come home before dark. UNSEEN IRAQ, Andrea Bruce Andrea Bruce/Aftermath Project
Sisters, Kaspi, 2005.
REFUGEES OF GEORGIAN VILLAGES follows the lives of the quarter of a million refugees from the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, now living in villages in Georgia. Natela Grigalashvili (Georgia), 2008 Special First Finalist. Natela Grigalashvili/Aftermath Project
People walk past the Sultanahmet Mosque in the ancient Byzantine are of Sultanahmet in Istanbul, Turkey. MEMORY DENIED: TURKEY AND THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE is about the continuing consequences and aftermath of a nearly century-old genocide. Kathryn Cook (US), 2008, grant winner. Kathryn Cook/Aftermath Project
Dikran Chapanian holds a picture of his late mother, who was originally from Urfa, Turkey. Chapanian said her mother was deported from Turkey to what is now Aleppo, Syria during the time of the Armenian genocide. MEMORY DENIED: TURKEY AND THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, Kathryn Cook Kathryn Cook/Aftermath Project
Snow blankets the countryside along a road between Van and Dogubayazit, Turkey, close to the border with present-day Armenia. The region of Eastern Turkey is where the largest population of Turkey's Armenians had been living for centuries. MEMORY DENIED: TURKEY AND THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, Kathryn Cook Kathryn Cook/Aftermath Project
Agon and Besnik, Bogovinje, Macedonia, 2005
LOOKING FORWARD - STREETBALL follows the efforts of non-governmental organizations to use street football as a way to help heal communities divided by conflict. Christine Fenzl (Germany), 2008 finalist. Christine Fenzl/Aftermath Project
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Football players from Murray's Dream Team training on the beach. The team is made up entirely of amputees, who were victims of rebel forces during the country's 1992 to 2002 civil war. FAITH IN CHAOS focuses on youth in post-conflict Sierra Leone. Pep Bonet (Spain), 2008 Finalist. Pep Bonet/Aftermath Project
U.S. Marine Lcpl. Damon "Commie" Connell, age 20, who is part of Alpha Company of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battle Landing Team 1/6, after a patrol in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan at Forward Operating Base Apache North. Damon is from Las Vegas NV and this is his first combat tour. HOME FRONT explores and compares the experiences of American Vietnam War veterans and returning soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Louie Palu/ZUMA Press (Canada), 2009, grant winner Louie Palu/ZUMA Press/Aftermath Project
U.S. Marine Joshua Wycka, age 21, who is part of Alpha Company of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battle Landing Team 1/6, after a patrol in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan at Forward Operating Base Apache North. Joshua is from Plant City FL and has done a combat tour in Iraq in addition to this tour. HOME FRONT, Louie Palu/ZUMA Press Louie Palu/ZUMA Press/Aftermath Project
U.S. Marine Lcpl. Patrick "Sweetums" Stanborough, age 21, who is part of Alpha Company of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battle Landing Team, 1/6, after a patrol in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan at Forward Operating Base Apache North. Patrick is from Carmel NY and he has also done a combat tour of Iraq in addition to this tour. HOME FRONT, Louie Palu/ZUMA Press Louie Palu/ZUMA Press/Aftermath Project
John Neumann spends the afternoon working on his pickup truck. Neumann, a horse and cattle rancher, barely survived eight-straight years of drought in southwest South Dakota, only to be challenged by high fuel costs once the rainfall improved in 2008. WOUNDED KNEE: GENERATIONS ENDURE A MASSACRE documents the ongoing legacy of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee and the 1973 American Indian Movement occupation of the town of Wounded Knee. Danny Wilcox Frazier (US), 2010 grant winner. Danny Wilcox Frazier/Aftermath Project
Wikuchela Waters sleeps on his parent’s bed in Allen, South Dakota. Water’s family lives on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, where nearly 75 percent of children live in poverty. WOUNDED KNEE: GENERATIONS ENDURE A MASSACRE, Danny Wilcox Frazier Danny Wilcox Frazier/Aftermath Project
Center for victims of domestic violence, Fergana Valley, Tadjikistan.
AFGHANISTAN: NOT THE WAR ONLY explores "hidden" worlds in Afghanistan, obscured by generations of war. Monika Bulaj (Italy), 2010 grant winner. Monika Bulaj/Aftermath Project
The bazaar of Chugand, Tadjikistan
AFGHANISTAN: NOT THE WAR ONLY, Monika Bulaj Monika Bulaj/Aftermath Project
Tadjikistan: a welcoming land, old and sweet, where people greet you by saying “caj kusai”, which means “have some tea”. AFGHANISTAN: NOT THE WAR ONLY, Monika Bulaj Monika Bulaj/Aftermath Project
Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Hezbollah will fight to keep Syria's Bashar Assad in power. He also said Hezbollah fighers are fighting in Syria against Sunni Islamic radicals.
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press /
May 25, 2013
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group vowed to help propel President Bashar Assad to victory in Syria's bloody civil war, warning that the fall of the Damascus regime would give rise to extremists and plunge the Middle East into a "dark period."