As a concussion rocks the ground a ball of smoke and flame and debris erupts into the air after a mine-clearing line charge detonates as Army combat engineers clear a section of road in the Gor Tepa region of the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz.
Steve McCurry photo:Perhaps through work or play, a son is overwhelmed with fatigue. As the father protectively places his arms around his son, we witness a moment of tenderness. This image was shot in Afghanistan.
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