A mother and her children cry over the loss of two of her sons, who were killed in a mortar attack launched by Assad forces in Homs province.
“So far, most of the killing in Syria — maybe 90% — has been innocent civilians. This is an example of that. When you realize that people like this are dying, sure that they’re not guilty of anything, you realize how bad it can be. It was just a family sitting in their house. I think that, so far, journalists are the only chance that Syria has. We just try to make as much noise as possible.”
As the civil war in Syria reaches even newer levels of horror, TIME asked 28 photojournalists to reflect on their most powerful work from the conflict over the last year. See more here.