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: 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.

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.

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.