Inside an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter, an Afghan soldier comforts a comrade injured by an improvised bomb in Uruzgan province.

North Korean officers wait in the sun before a military parade in Pyongyang

Afghan men on horseback compete in a buzkashi match, which involves wrestling over a calf carcass.

An Afghan soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade at Taliban fighters during the battle to retake Kunduz city in Oct. 2015.

Tribal dancers perform at a festival in Papua New Guinea

A protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by police in Hong Kong

A man rides along the Taedong River in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea

Iraqi army soldiers advance during a training exercise at a camp south of Baghdad.

Shiite worshipers flagellate themselves during an Ashoura procession in Kabul.

An American MQ-9 Reaper drone taxis at Kandahar Airfield.

A critically endangered mountain gorilla in the jungles of Uganda.

An Afghan National Army soldier fires a D-30 122mm howitzer at Taliban positions during a clearing operation in Laghman province.

Fishermen haul in the morning's catch in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.

An Afghan soldier says goodbye to his friends.

All photos by Josh Smith

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Iraqi army soldiers advance during a training exercise at a camp south of Baghdad.