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Book - 2nd Tour, Hope I Don't Die
Peter van Agtmael
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have lost America's attention, and some would say, never really had it. Despite all the immediacy of new media, America's view of these wars has largely been sanitized, incomplete and remote. Photographer Peter van Agtmael aims to change our perceptions with his compelling new book, 2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die.

From 2006 through 2008, Peter van Agtmael was an embedded photographer who followed the sweep of the conflicts between Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States. He captured the range of the American experience, from chaotic night raids in Iraqi cities to...

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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. American soldiers on a foot patrol noticed...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Bullet holes in a wall after a deadly raid....
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AFGHANISTAN. Waigul Valley, Nuristan. 2007. A U.S. Blackhawk...
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USA. Darien, Wisconsin. 2007. Raymond Hubbard with his children,...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. I was sleeping in a nearby Army base when...
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IRAQ. Rawa. 2006. Sergeant Jackson rested in the living room...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. Baghdad. 2006. A child wounded in the abdomen...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Most patrols I went on were uneventful. We...
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IRAQ. Rawa. 2006. A memorial service for Staff Sergeant Kevin...
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AFGHANISTAN. Korengal Valley, Kunar. 2007. A soldier is treated...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. An American medic treats a civilian wounded...
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KUWAIT. Ali Al Salem. 2006. Graffiti written by soldiers on...
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IRAQ. Outside Mosul. 2006.
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AFGHANISTAN. Eastern Afghanistan. 2007. This Afghan soldier was...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. An American soldier inspects the corpse of...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. The aftermath of a violent raid. An American...
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AFGHANISTAN. Pech. 2007. SPC Scott JONES in the 15th month of...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. A detained Iraqi.
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Women watch as the men of the family are led...
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AFGHANISTAN. Pech Valley Kunnar. 2007. Sergeant Nick Sprovtsoff...
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AFGHANISTAN. Pech Valley, Kunar. 2007. Usually the stray dogs...
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AFGHANISTAN. Pech Valley, Kunar. 2007. At dusk, two afghan troops...
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AFGHANISTAN. Pech Valley, Kunar. 2007. Patrol Base California...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. Bathroom graffiti.
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AFGHANISTAN. Kunar. 2007. LT RILEY and his Afghan counterpart...
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AFGHANISTAN. Mazar-E-Sharif. 2008. The brother of Dost Khairy...
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AFGHANISTAN. Mazar-E-Sharif. 2008. Fahima, the wife of Dost Khairy...
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SWEDEN. Upsala. 2006. Past midnight in a snow-covered field....
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USA. Watertown, New York. 2007. Specialist Scott Jones at Fort...
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USA. Federalsburg, Maryland. 2007. A house in Federalsburg, Maryland,...
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USA. New York, New York. 2008. Fleet Week, New York City. Children...
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USA. Fayetteville, North Carolina. 2008. An Army couple watches...
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USA. New York, NY. 2008. A wounded soldier with his list of...
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USA. North Carolina. 2008. A cross on the side of I-95 in North...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. Bathroom graffiti.
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USA. Wisconsin. 2008. Raymond's painkillers in his bedroom in...
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USA. Darien, Wisconsin. 2007. Raymond asleep in the middle of...
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USA. Darien, Wisconsin. 2007. Raymond and his wife Sarah. Less...
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USA. New York, New York. 2007. A stranger playing a video game...
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USA. New York. 2008. Raymond recounts the story of the day he...
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USA. Washington, D.C. 2007. Outside Raymond’s room in the Mologne...
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USA. Washington, DC. 2008. Pro-War rally on the fifth anniversary...
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USA. Wiscasset, Maine. USA. 2007. The night before a memorial...
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USA. Maine. 2007. SGT Jason CRAWFORD mourns at the memorial...
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USA. Baltimore, MD. 2007. West Baltimore seen from a passing...
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USA. Northeast. 2007. Scenes of America taken from passing trains...
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AFGHANISTAN. 2007. On a flight from Kabul to Mazar-E Sharif.
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Iraq. Baghdad. 2006. View of Camp Liberty from the window of...
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