CONGO: Raindrops cling to the fingertips of a dead Congolese government soldier lying on the road at the frontline after an overnight battle on the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008.
CONGO: A prisoner (C) screams while being beaten by government troops just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. Government soldiers hauled 26 men off a United Nations transport convoy near the front line, accusing them of being a mixture of rebels and traditional Mai-Mai fighters, both of whom the Congolese army have fought running battles against during the past month. The army produced weapons they said belonged to the captives and accused the U.N. of collaborating with the rebels.
IVORY COAST: A decomposing body lies on a road in Abidjan April 14, 2011. Months of bloodshed followed the refused of Laurent Gbagbo to step down after losing elections in late 2010. He was finally captured and arrested by a combination of French, UN and Ivorian forces fighting side by side to end the killing, which left thousands dead across the country.
IVORY COAST: A prisoner held by pro-Outtara Republican Forces of Ivory Coast (FRCI) and who said he was shot in the leg during recent fighting, badly beaten and held in a dark cell for days, weeps in pain at a military base in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, April 16, 2011.
RWANDA: The skulls and bones of Rwandan victims rest on shelves at a genocide memorial inside the church at Ntarama just outside the capital Kigali August 2010. Some 5,000 people, mostly women and children, sought refuge near the church in April 1994, but were massacred by Hutu extremists who used grenades, clubs and machetes to kill their victims.
RWANDA: Bloodied and dust-covered clothing from Rwandan victims hang from a wall at a genocide memorial inside the church at Ntarama just outside the capital Kigali, August 6 2010. Some 5,000 people, mostly women and children, sought refuge near the church in April 1994, but were massacred by Hutu extremists who used grenades, clubs and machetes to kill their victims.
CONGO: Refugees walk past the body of a Congolese government soldier lying on the road at the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. Two soldiers, both shot through the head, were killed in a sharp exchange of artillery, mortar, rocket and machinegun fire late on Tuesday a few kilometres from a refugee camp at Kibati sheltering 80,000 civilians displaced by violence. This is the tense front line in the simmering war in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, where Tutsi rebels and government troops face each other just 200 metres apart from positions in the verdant bush and fields.
CONGO: Jean-Marie Anigbishe, 45, who was attacked by Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels near Ngalima sits with gaping head wounds at hospital in Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. Anigbishe was fleeing LRA massacres last month and left for dead on the road after he and his brother were attacked by LRA fighters. His brother in law was shot and killed and Anigbishe was found unconscious five days later with maggots eating away at his gaping head wounds. Thousands of Congolese have fled their villages since December as LRA rebels roaming the bush carry out massacres that have killed some 900 civilians during the past two months.
CONGO: War-orphan Faustin Mugisa, 8, who has machete scars on his head and body, stands at the Kizito orphanage in Bunia in northeastern Congo February 24, 2009. Mugisa was left for dead in a pile of corpses when ethnic Lendu militiamen hacked to death his mother and seven siblings in 2003. Mugisa's father discovered him alive and took him to the bush to recover, but his father was later hacked to death by the same militia group. Ethnic violence has simmered for years in northeastern Congo, part of broader civil and regional conflict currently uprooting hundreds of thousands of Congolese fleeing massacres and reprisal killings by various armed groups roaming the country's vast and lawless wilds.
LIBYA: The mutilated body of a Muammar Gaddafi loyalist soldier killed in what residents said was a French air strike early morning, lies under a blanket on the southern outskirts of Benghazi in northeastern Libya March 20, 2011.
LIBYA: A Libyan man carries a blanket to cover the body of a Muammar Gaddafi loyalist soldier killed in what residents said was a French airstrike early morning on the southern outskirts of Benghazi in northeastern Libya, March 20, 2011.
CONGO: The burned corpse of a traditional Mai Mai fighter lies on a blanket a day after clashes in the village of Kirumba in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. A local pro-government militia fought retreating soldiers at Kirumba and Kayna with machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Militia leaders said they tried to force the army troops back into battle against the rebels.
IVORY COAST: The imprint of a recently removed decomposed body marks the ground beside the French word "Serve" at a police training academy in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, April 15, 2011.
IVORY COAST: A decomposing body lies at a police training academy in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, April 15, 2011.
IVORY COAST: Maggots crawl over a decomposing body at a police training academy in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, April 15, 2011.
AFGHANISTAN: The bodies of five Taliban fighters killed by Afghan National Police lie in the back of a vehicle at Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, November 2010. The photograph has been rotated 180 degrees.