On the first day of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in May 1988, an Afghan soldier hands a flag to a departing Soviet soldier in Kabul. "This was the first time journalists had full access to Kabul," Robert Nickelsberg says. It marked his first year covering Afghanistan. "It was a historical turning point for the Cold War and actually foreshadows the chaos that will descend on the country." Courtesy of Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Rigid, semiconscious, his face an ashen mask, Kennedy lies in a pool of his own blood on the concrete floor, a bullet deep in his brain and another in his neck. Juan Romero, a busboy whose hand Kennedy had shaken before the shots, tried to comfort him. Bill Eppridge/Courtesy of Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve McCurry's iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistani refugee camp appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine's June 1985 issue and became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Steve McCurry/Courtesy of National Geographic hide caption

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Syrians search for survivors under the rubble of a destroyed house after a barrel bomb was dropped from an air force helicopter in Saraqeb on July 20. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two cameras are posed symbolically during a memorial service for photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros held in Benghazi on April 21. Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Perilous Job Of Conflict Photography
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