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Dec. 30, 2012. A boy watches men dig graves for future casualties of Syria’s civil conflict at Sheikh Saeed cemetery in Azaz city, north of Aleppo, Syria. (Ahmed Jadallah—Reuters)

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1862. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand at Antietam. (Photo: Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME / Original image by Alexander Gardner / Library of Congress)

For this week’s issue of TIME, Sanna Dullaway digitally colorized archival images of America’s 16th president in hopes of bringing history to life.

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Burying the dead Confederate soldiers

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Alexander Gardner’s battlefield photographs of America’s bloodiest day remind us of the arresting power of conflict photography.

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The brother of Abdul Latif Qureya, who was killed, mourns the loss of at least seven family members

Photographer Nicole Tung writes for LightBox about the horror she witnessed during the battle between Assad loyalists and the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, Syria. 

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An African Union soldier, inside the stadium, covers up strategical battle plans that were used to take Afgoye from Al-Shabaab.

TIME contract photographer Dominic Nahr traveled to Somalia to photograph Mogadishu’s return to life after 21 years of civil war. 

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February 14, 2012. Syrians prepare graves for three men who were kidnapped and killed in al-Qsair.

Alessio Romenzi continues to document the civil war in Syria for TIME, photographing members of the Free Syrian Army, a loose franchise of militias near the border of Lebanon. See the full gallery here.

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