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In an era when even the telephone was not widely used, many soldiers turned to the picture postcard to send word home to loved ones. The postcards are real photographs, shot in black-and-white and hand-colored afterward, as color photography was in its infancy, said Sarah McDonald, a curator at Getty Images.

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Getty Images • World • World War I
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Uriel Sinai spent about a year photographing the Israeli Wildlife Hospital in Ramat Gan, Israel. The hospital, which works in conjunction with the zoo in Ramat Gan, treats around 2,000 animals a year, including tigers, elephants, hyenas and pelicans.

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Animals • Getty Images • Uriel Sinai • World
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Chris Hondros, one of the most accomplished war photographers of his generation, was fatally wounded three years ago while in Libya. A new book, “Testament,” showcases Hondros’ finest work from some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts over the years.

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Chris Hondros • Getty Images • Photo Book • War Photography • World
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As the United States and the world wait for the war in Afghanistan to come to a close, so do the allied soldiers still on the ground in the tumultuous country. Photojournalist Andrew Burton traveled to the region in January and again in March to get a better understanding of the war.

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Afghanistan • Andrew Burton • Conflict Photography • Getty Images • Middle East • Reuters
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For more than a decade, images of war and death have filled most Americans’ minds when they think of Afghanistan. What is easily forgotten in times of war is the people. Daniel Berehulak gives a glimpse into daily life in the country’s capital of Kabul, as well the shifting security forces.

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Afghanistan • Daniel Berehulak • Getty Images • Middle East • World
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Photographer Jonathan Torgovnik traveled to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year to reveal the lasting effects of a little-known conflict. In 2009, violence erupted among villages over fishing rights in Congo, forcing an estimated 165,000 people to find refuge across the Ubangui River.

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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
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When photographer Shaul Schwarz visited Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2008 to document CNN Hero Maria Ruiz, he found a dangerous world. Blown away by “the craziness of what’s going on down there,” he returned a week later and started an ongoing documentary project.

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Getty Images • Mexico • Mexico's Drug War • Shaul Schwarz • World
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