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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. A young boy is separated for questioning after...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Iraqi soldiers walk past a bullet pocked wall...
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AFGHANISTAN. Nuristan. 2007. A helicopter comes to land on an...
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USA. Wisconsin. 2007. Raymond plays with Star Wars lightsabers...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Aftermath of a suicide bombing that killed...
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IRAQ. Rawah. 2006. A weary American soldier stands guard as a...
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IRAQ. Baghdad. 2006. Joshua JUMP in the Baghdad ER after being...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. An American patrol at dusk.
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IRAQ. Rawah. 2006. Memorial service for Kevin JESSEN, killed...
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AFGHANISTAN.Kunar. 2007. Wounded U.S. soldier after an ambush...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. An Iraqi civilian is treated by American soldiers...
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KUWAIT. Ali Al Salem. 2006. Graffiti written by soldiers on...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. An Iraqi soldier guards a hut after a raid...
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AFGHANISTAN. Nuristan. 2007. A gravely wounded Afghan soldier...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Dead Iraqi insurgent after a midnight raid....
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. A teenager after being hit by U.S. soldiers...
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AFGHANISTAN. Pech. 2007. SPC Scott JONES in the 15th month of...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. A suspected insurgent is blindfolded before...
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IRAQ. Mosul. 2006. Women grieve as their loved ones are detained...
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AFGHANISTAN. Kunar. 2007. US soldier watching a movie on a laptop....
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AFGHANISTAN. Kunar. 2007. SGT RUSSELL in VPB California, a small...
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AFGHANISTAN. Kunar. 2007. Prayer time for Afghan soldiers at...
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AFGHANISTAN. Kunar. 2007. VPB California, a small U.S. outpost...
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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. Uppsala. 2007. Snow covered field past midnight the...
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USA. New York. 2007. SPC Scott JONES at Fort Drum, several weeks...
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USA. Federalsburg, MD. 2007. Scenes in Federalsburg, Maryland...
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USA. New York. 2008. Fleet Week in Manhattan.
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USA. Fayetteville, NC. 2008. An Army couple watches the Ultimate...
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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. Wisconsin. 2007. Raymond sleeps in the middle of the day...
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USA. Wisconsin. 2007. Raymond and his wife Sarah.
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USA. New York. 2007. A stranger points a fake gun at Raymond...
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USA. New York. 2008. Raymond recounts the story of the day he...
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USA. Washington DC. 2007. The halls of the Malogne House at...
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USA. Washington, DC. 2008. Pro-War rally on the fifth anniversary...
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USA. Maine. 2007. A young soldier passes out after a long night...
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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. 2008.
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Iraq. Baghdad. 2006. View of Camp Liberty from the window of...
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