IRAQ. Diyala governorate. Near Baquba. Zurah. March 15, 2007. U.S. soldiers fan out across an open field searching for a sniper who fired one shot in their direction. Moments before coming under attack, the soldiers discovered a Kalashnikov, a Quran and the makings of a roadside bomb in a hiding place in the same area where U.S. forces killed one suspected insurgent. 

Photograph: Yuri Kozyrev/Noor for TIME