U.S. Marines from 2nd Platoon, Lima Company of the 3rd Battalion 6th Marines use a flare to signal a landing position to a medevac helicopter near Patrol Base Beatley in Margah District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on April 20, 2010. US Marines entered Marja District in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan in February 2010 as part of the largest joint operation by NATO and Afghan forces to be conducted in the US-led occupation to that point. Photo by Adam Ferguson
 A view of the northern outskirts of Kandahar City in Afghanistan, on Thursday, September 6, 2010. A five-day operation aimed at pushing out Taliban presence, conducted by the U.S. Army 504th Military Police Battalion and Afghan Security Forces, ended on August 31st. Photo by Adam Ferguson
 People atop damaged buildings in Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal on April. 26, 2015. The historic Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site, was severely damaged in an earthquake on April 25th. Photo by Adam Ferguson for Time
 U.S. Army Sergeant Anderson from 1st Platoon, Apache Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division sits at a temporary patrol base after a patrol in the Tangi Valley, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, on September 11, 2009. ANA and Apache Company conducted a four-day mission to show an increased presence in the area and to search target houses. Photo by Adam Ferguson
 Palestinian children play soccer in a public square at the Fawwar refugee camp in Hebron, West Bank, Palestinian Territories on Jun. 15, 2014. Established in 1950 Fawwar has a population of nearly 7,000 people. Photo by Adam Ferguson for The New York Times.
 A view of an illegal sand mine on the bank of the Yamuna River in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on March 17, 2013. As construction and industry drive a demand for sand, illegal sand mining is stripping riverbeds and beaches of sand with severe environmental consequences. The unregulated sand mining industry employs thousands of workers who depend on the mining for their livelihood and is controlled by local powerbrokers. Photo by Adam Ferguson for WIRED
 A balloon floats over a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Photo by Adam Ferguson