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Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. A checkpoint at the entrance of an Assyrian militia base on the front line with ISIS. Baqofa. Iraq. 2015. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. Chuck Coma suffered a hypoxic brain injury after his cellmate strangled him at the federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, depriving his brain of oxygen. Since then (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. Actor Caleb Landry Jones recreates the Medal of Honor actions of Specialist Ty Carter during the Battle of Kamdesh. Carter was an advisor on the film, The Outpost, and coach (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. The U.S.S. Alabama, a World War II–era battleship converted into a museum. To pay for the transformation, Alabama’s schoolchildren raised approximately $100,000 in nickels a (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War, also featured in 2020. A resident teases National Guardsmen deployed to the streets of Minneapolis after the killing of George Floyd while a woman suspected of being on opio (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. Jennie Taylor measures a tombstone for the grave of her husband, Brent. She wasn’t home when the casualty notification team arrived at her door and received a cell phone cal (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. The Ms. Veteran America competition combines equal parts femininity and militarism. During the talent competition, a woman dancing in a cheetah costume was sandwiched betwee (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. A rehabilitation facility for civilians and soldiers injured in Mosul. It was an idyllic escape from the battle raging a few dozen miles away. Decimated men, women, and chil (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. The first Easter in Qaraqosh, Iraq, after it was liberated from ISIS. A few miles away, fighting continued in Mosul. Though the area around Qaraqosh was relatively quiet, th (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. Administrators survey the ruins of Mosul University in East Mosul as the battle continues to rage on the west side of the Tigris River. They grudgingly evacuated as a mortar (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. The Armed Services Ball at the Na- tional Building Museum on the eve- ning of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Washington, DC. USA. 2017. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. Refugees crash through police lines in Tovarnik, Croatia, during the height of the refugee crisis. They had arrived en masse during the pre- vious days when Hungary shut its (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. A rap video aimed at recruiting for the U.S. Army. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
President Donald Trump on his first visit to Iraq.
Peter van Agtmael President Obama announces the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in 2011. Within three years much of northern and western Iraq would be taken over by ISIS. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. An F-16 Fighting Falcon, which cost $29.1 million each, flies over a homeless camp by the fence surrounding Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. The defense budget for the U. (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. November is Salute to Service month in the National Football League. Since 2011, the NFL has donated over $34 million to charities that support in- jured American servicemen (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. A battered Marine instructs children on the use of a .50 caliber machine gun during Fleet Week, an annual celebration of the Navy and Marines in New York City. Ships and dis (...)
Peter van Agtmael From Sorry for the War. The music video for Toby Keith’s “American Soldier,” a 2003 song that hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, holding the position for four weeks. 2003. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos