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Photograph by James Nachtwey for TIME

Refugee status is temporary, in theory, but without a place to go back to, limbo begins to look permanent. James Nachtwey explores the refugee crisis sparked by the war in Syria.

James Nachtwey for TIME

TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey traveled to Mumbai to document the battle against drug-resistant tuberculosis. See the photos here on LightBox.

Pictured: Patients in a TB isolation ward in impoverished Bihar state, which has one of India’s highest infection rates. 

Oct. 27, 2011. Each patient at Minori-kai, an organization that cares for disabled people in Sendai, Japan, can make a wish once a year, and it will be fulfilled by the staff. One of the residents wished for a bath in a local hot spring, and he was taken there by staff members.

In a city on Japan’s northeast coast, at a care center for the mentally and physically disabled, discussions about rebuilding what last year’s tsunami destroyed are only just beginning. See more here.

March 22, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi departs from a campaign rally in Kawhmu, the district from which she ran for a seat in Parliament. She emerges from the sun roof to shake hands with thousands of well-wishers who lined the road. A staff member holds a parasol to protect her from the sun.

James Nachtwey followed Aung San Suu Kyi on her road to an election victory in Burma. See more here.

1993. Outside Brcko. "In a small Bosnian village outside the town of Brcko, what had once been a park became a cemetery. All of the able, young men in the village were called upon to defend their families and homes from constant attacks by the Serbian army. Battlefield casualties were brought to the local mosque where the villagers would discover which of their relatives or neighbors had died that day. The young Bosnian soldier who guided me to the cemetery said that all of his friends were now buried there. At a funeral, two men collapsed with grief on top of the grave.” — James Nachtwey

Twenty years after the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo, photojournalists reflect on covering the Bosnian conflict. See more here.

Feb. 25, 2012. Kesennuma, Japan. A ship deposited inland by the tsunami.

A year ago, it was hard to know what to expect. The three disasters that blindsided Japan on March 11, 2011—a 9.0 earthquake, a massive tsunami and a triple nuclear meltdown—created an unprecedented crisis for which there was no rulebook. See more here.

Rescue workers tirelessly search the few remaining houses in Kesennuma on March 15, 2011.

TIME photographer James Nachtwey was one of the first photographers on the ground in northern Japan covering the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami last year. See his essay on the subject here.

Feb. 27, 2012. Namie, Japan. Police from Futaba District Police Station, which is inside the exclusion zone, search for the dead and still-missing along the ocean front near the power plant, the stacks of which can be seen in the far distance.

James Nachtwey, who photographed Japan for TIME in the wake of last year’s earthquake, tsunami and triple nuclear meltdown, returns to observe the anniversary of the tragedy. See more here.

TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey was awarded the Dresden International Peace Prize on Feb. 11. The remarks delivered by Wim Wenders touched on this image from 1984, of the Army evacuating wounded soldiers from a village football field in El Salvador.

Read Wim Wenders’ full remarks here.

2011 has been a year of iconoclasm: powerful orthodoxies were challenged, notorious villains slain and dictators came crashing down. Along the way, people took pictures. Here, the photographers behind TIME’s top 10 photos of the year share the back story behind their now iconic images. See more here

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