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The only warning sound is the roar of a plane flying overhead. Residents of Aleppo, Syria, keep constant watch on the sky, hoping to evade death from an airstrike. Bombs drop daily now, says photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova. Safety is a matter of chance, and the odds become worse with time.

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Conflict Photography • Ricardo Garcia Vilanova • Syria • World
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In a war zone like Syria, photojournalist Seamus Murphy knows that a helicopter hovering over a hospital is a bad sign. The Russian-made MI8 launched two rockets into the building. Working with a fixer in Turkey, Murphy spent three days in Syria last week.

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Conflict Photography • Seamus Murphy • Syria • VII Photo Agency • World
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A decade ago, seven of the world’s leading photojournalists banded together to form VII Photo Agency. Their book, “Questions without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII,” will be released by Phaidon on May 1. It is one of eight books to be released by the agency this year.

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Conflict Photography • Photo Book • VII Photo Agency • World
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Photojournalist Tim Hetherington lost his life in Libya last year while covering the country’s civil war. His work from Liberia and Afghanistan, exhibited at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, focuses on the individual's perspective of experiencing war. Hetherington's joint-effort film, "Restrepo," was nominated for an Oscar.

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Photojournalist Chris Hondros was on assignment in Misrata, Libya, when he suffered a fatal brain injury on April 20, 2011. But over the years, his lens gravitated toward children, some of those "most affected in these conflicts" that he covered.

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Chris Hondros • Conflict Photography • Getty Images • World

When Jon Jones visited Yugoslavia in 1990 to photograph a student demonstration, he saw the building tension in the country. He never thought the unrest would develop into a full-scale war. Twenty years later, he looks back on what became the most deadly conflict in Europe since World War II.

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Bosnia • Conflict Photography • Jon Jones • Sygma • World
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French-American photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie is only 33 years old but he’s captured the violence of 10 wars. Syria, he says, was the most intense, dangerous and unpredictable experience he’s ever had. He spent a week taking pictures, using the rebels’ homes and the dark of night to conceal himself.

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Conflict Photography • Jonathan Alpeyrie • Polaris • Syria • World
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Photojournalist Joe Raedle has been covering the Iraq War since its start in 2003. He’s now documenting its final days as the last American troops prepare to leave the country. The Getty Images photographer shares some of his memorable moments from over the years.

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Conflict Photography • Getty Images • Iraq • Joe Raedle • World
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