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Award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey was one of five photographers commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to capture images of life in some of the world's most troubled countries.

The project took him to the ICRC Orthopedic Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, a place he describes as "a kind of miracle," and a refuge from the harsh reality of life in the country's war-torn capital.

More than 40,000 patients have been treated at the center since it opened in 1988, including 30,000 amputees. Read full article »

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