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Archive - 16 Years of the Afghan War
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On Monday, August 21st, President Trump announced a new strategy for US military involvement in Afghanistan.
The US has had a military presence in Afghanistan ever since covert Special Forces landed there two weeks after the September 11th attacks. The 16-year conflict has resulted in at least 88,000 deaths, 2,271 of which were members of the US military.
Magnum photographers have been documenting the conflict and its impact on civilians and troops since 2001. Here is a small edit of the large body of work they've created during this long, damaging and inconclusive war.

Peter van Agtmael 2007

AFGHANISTAN. Jalalabad. 2007. LT Erik MALMSTROM turns away from...
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Peter van Agtmael 2009

AFGHANISTAN. August 16, 2009. Marines from FOB Sharp on a foot...
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Peter van Agtmael 2009

AFGHANISTAN. August 16, 2009. An IED detonates on a Marine patrol...
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Peter van Agtmael 2007

AFGHANISTAN. Nuristan. 2007. A helicopter comes to land on an...
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Peter van Agtmael 2007

AFGHANISTAN. Nuristan. 2007. A flight medic holds the hand...
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Peter van Agtmael 2007

AFGHANISTAN. Kunar. 2007. LT RILEY and his Afghan counterpart...
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Peter van Agtmael 2007

AFGHANISTAN. Pech. 2007. SPC Scott JONES in the 15th month of...
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Peter van Agtmael 2007

USA. New York. 2007. SPC Scott JONES at Fort Drum, several weeks...
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Peter van Agtmael 2007

USA. Maine. 2007. SGT Jason CRAWFORD mourns at the memorial...
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A. Abbas 2005

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. An American GI on a dawn patrol over the...
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A. Abbas 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. A woman in burqah, the full islamic veil,...
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Christopher Anderson 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kunduz. 2001. Taliban fighter seen through the...
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Christopher Anderson 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Abdulgan region of northern Afghanistan, 2001. Thousands...
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Christopher Anderson 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Abdulgan region of northern Afghanistan, 2001. Thousands...
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Christopher Anderson 2001

AFGHANISTAN. 2001. Northern Alliance soldiers at the front lines...
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kalakata front line, Northeast region. A Northern...
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Dasht-e-Qala, Northeast region. Northern Alliance...
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. A Northern Alliance soldier guarding Pakistan...
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Dasht-e-Qala, Northeast region. Northern Alliance...
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Jalalabad. In the intense therapy dept. This child...
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Christopher Anderson 2001

AFGHANISTAN. 2001.
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Alex Majoli 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. 2001. Refugees living in the ex Russian embassy...
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Christopher Anderson 2004

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. 2004.
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Christopher Anderson 2004

AFGHANISTAN. 2004. Voting during Afghan Presidential Elections...
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Michael Christopher Brown 2009

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. 2009. Asila, 18, is an election worker at...
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Christopher Anderson 2004

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. 2004. American soldiers patrol a neighborhood...
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Michael Christopher Brown 2009

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. September 11, 2009. US soldiers during a...
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Michael Christopher Brown 2009

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. September 17, 2009.
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Michael Christopher Brown 2009

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. September 17, 2009.
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Michael Christopher Brown 2009

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. September 17, 2009. Wounded are carried away...
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Michael Christopher Brown 2009

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. 2009. Habad, 22, originally from Pakistan,...
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Collection Larry Towell 2011

AFGHANISTAN. Kunar Province. 2011. Taliban fighters.
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Collection Larry Towell 2011

AFGHANISTAN. Kunar Province. 2011. Taliban fighters.
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Collection Larry Towell 2011

AFGHANISTAN. Kunar Province. 2011. Taliban fighters.
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Collection Larry Towell 2011

AFGHANISTAN. Kunar Province. 2011. Taliban fighters.
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Collection Larry Towell 2011

AFGHANISTAN. Kunar Province. 2011. Taliban fighters.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Collection T. Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. 2002. Taliban portrait.
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Thomas Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. 2002.
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Thomas Dworzak 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Bagram Airport, about 50 km north of Kabul. September...
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Thomas Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. April, 2002.
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Thomas Dworzak 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Panshir Valley, Tshabal-Saratsh September 27, 2001....
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Thomas Dworzak 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Near Taloqan, Taloqan Province. November 13, 2001....
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Thomas Dworzak 2001

AFGHANISTAN 2001/11
Takhar Province, village of Bangi Springs...
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Thomas Dworzak 2002

AFGHANISTAN. 2002. Kabul. Destroyed school.
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Thomas Dworzak 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Kunduz Province. Town of Kunduz. November 16th 2001....
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Thomas Dworzak 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Taloqan province. Town of Taloqan. November 14th,...
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Thomas Dworzak 2001

AFGHANISTAN. Takhar Province, village of Bangi Springs near Kunduz...
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