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American Photography Awards 34

Work with Foreign Policy selected for this year's American Photography Awards 34. Images show the horrific toll the battle against has had on Iraq's youngest. The original piece written for Foreign Policy can be viewed in full here. Click here to view the rest of those selected for this year's award.

The Things They Carried: The Iraqis Who Fled Mosul - for Foreign Policy Magazine

Escaping war and the Islamic State, families took with them what little they could carry — remembrances of loved ones and the past.

Often, there is little function or utility to these items — a broken watch, a child’s garment, a handful of worn photographs. They are tokens of the life — and the people — they left behind.

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Iraq's Christians - Narratively

Iraq’s Christian heartland was finally freed from more than two years of ISIS occupation this fall as troops closed in on the country’s second-largest city of Mosul. But not before the destruction wrought on ancient Christian towns like Bartella and Qaraqosh was nearly absolute. There is little left now but broken tombstones, burnt churches, abandoned bomb factories and booby-trapped houses.

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Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Iraq - for Mercy Corps

Photography for Mercy Corps on the growing humanitarian crisis as a result of the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS. Read their Quick Facts to find out more about the situation.  All images shown here produced with funds provided by Mercy Corps.

IDPs Return to Qayyarah - AP

Work covering the civilian convoy traveling from Dibaga Camp to their homes in Qayyarah, Iraq on Tuesday for AP. As fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group continues, some villages like Qayyarah are now back under Iraqi government control and open for civilians to return. (All images copyright Cengiz Yar/AP Photo)