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Photograph by Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

A patient takes a mineral bath at the Matsesta Sanatorium in Sochi. Starting in the late 1930s, Matsesta was at the center of Josef Stalin’s drive to turn Sochi into the premier resort city of the Soviet Union.

See more on LightBox: Weird, Wonderful Sochi: Inside Russia’s Own Palm Beach

Photograph by Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev hung out with members of Pussy Riot, photographing their busy first days of freedom.

Photograph by Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

From the tunnels deep underneath Moscow to the storm-ravaged aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the halls of the White House and the chaos in the Central African Republic, TIME photographers captured some of the year’s most compelling news images.

See TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2013 on LightBox.

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev has traveled on assignment to Afghanistan and Iraq countless times in the past 15 years, documenting just about every aspect of America’s on-going wars. His most recent assignment this past January took him to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, where he photographed the U.S. preparations to bring home the men and material of war after more than a decade of fighting.

While editing Kozyrev’s take, TIME’s international picture editor Patrick Witty noticed a similarity between several of the photographs. Looking back through the archive of the photographer’s work, Witty discovered that Kozyrev had made similar images of soldiers awaiting takeoff in a C-17 Globemaster—the plane that will take them out of the combat zone and, eventually, back to the States—in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite being taken almost three years apart, the photographs are visually similar—a subtle reminder that despite changing names, locations and circumstances, the tradition of war itself is a patterned response with a long history.


Above: August 2010:  U.S. soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment await takeoff as they head home from Camp Adder in Iraq. The unit mobilized in January 2010 and was originally scheduled to serve a 12-month tour of federal active duty.

Below: January 2013: Soldiers from the 101st Airborne and 1st Infantry Divisions await takeoff in the C-17 Globemaster that will take them from Bagram to Manas Airbase in Kyrgyzstan. There, they will await contracted flights home.

Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev documenting America’s long withdrawl from Afghanistan featured in the latest issue of TIME. 

Nov. 28, 2012. Cairo, Egypt. A protester finds cover behind a destroyed vehicle at the scene of clashes with Egyptian police near Tahrir Square. (Photo: Moises Saman—Magnum for TIME)

Throughout 2012, TIME’s unparalleled photojournalists were there. At a time when so much hangs in the balance, bearing witness can be the most essential act — and that’s what we do. Here’s the best of our commissioned photojournalism from 2012. See more on LightBox.

Mohammed Absullah Al-Walid, 24, deputy commander of Zinjibar’s ‘Popular Committee’ with his fighters. Popular Committees–armed groups of citizens who rose against al-Qaeda–were key to the Yemeni government’s ability to reclaim Abyan province.

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev and editor-at-large Bobby Ghosh traveled to southern Abyan province in Yemen for this week’s cover story in TIME International. Here, Ghosh recounts their travels with a Yemeni Central Security Force (CSF) patrol through territory plagued by al-Qaeda. 

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Boys train to become professional wrestlers at their school in Khasav-Yurt, Russia.

The dusty Russian town of Khasav-Yurt, which the locals like to call the Wrestlers’ Mecca, boasts the greatest concentration of wrestling champions in the world. Photographer Yuri Kozyrev documented the young athletes at their school in the North Caucasus.

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The head of the Syrian delegation to the arms bazaar tries out a new silencer-equipped Kalashnikov assault rifle.

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev’s look inside the Russian weapons bazaar that is powering Syria’s regime.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

To illustrate this week’s cover story on the Egyptian elections, TIME turned to contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev, who’s been documenting the Arab Spring since it’s beginnings in early 2011. Covering Egypt’s electoral process and runoff, Kozyrev captured the celebrations and protests after Mohamed Morsy was declared President. One of Kozyrev’s more powerful photos  of a Morsy supporter was chosen for the cover of this week’s issue. 

"We originally mocked up more than a dozen covers," explained Victor Williams, TIME’s international art director, "but we were looking for a single, arresting image. We finally settled on this image [of a masked protestor] staring directly at the viewer. That the new President’s face appears on his mask is so powerful, with his disguised but commanding allegiance. We loved that he was staring directly at the viewer." 

Visit LightBox for more of Kozyrev’s photographs from Cairo. To read TIME’s cover story, How The Military Won The Egyptian Election, click here.

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