Embed in Marja District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with U.S. Marines from 2nd Platoon, Lima Company of the 3rd Battalion 6th Marines.
       
     
 A photo of Ali Zyara Jouda al-Fartusi, "The Martyr of Khadumya", killed in Banghdad on Sept. 1 2005, seen on his grave in the Cemetery of the Martyrs of the Army of the Imam Mahdi, a section of Wadi-us-Salaam Cemetery, in the holy Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq on Mar. 15, 2012.
       
     
 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
       
     
 Tangi Valley, Wardak, Afghanistan
       
     
 Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate and former foreign minister Dr Abdullah Abdullah gather at a rally at the National Stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 17, 2009. Photo by Adam Ferguson
       
     
 Iraqi children play in the yard of a house next to a South Oil Company refinery on the West Qurna oil field in Basra, Iraq on Mar. 17, 2012.
       
     
 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