February 13, 2014
From Songs of Redemption From the Congo, one of 6 photos. Saddam Balingine, age 22. When Saddam was 6, he was recruited by a rebel group to conduct magic rituals to protect soldiers from harm in battle, a job reserved for virgins. By 7 he was carrying an AK-47, reaching the level of commander in his teens. He left the militia at 17, but is still hounded by government forces. In this photo, he shows how his hands were bound with sticks between his fingers during beatings, when he was held prisoner by government soldiers looking for information last summer. Today, Saddam is training as a mechanic, but still struggling to find work. (© Larry Price/Center for Investigative Reporting)

From Songs of Redemption From the Congo, one of 6 photos. Saddam Balingine, age 22. When Saddam was 6, he was recruited by a rebel group to conduct magic rituals to protect soldiers from harm in battle, a job reserved for virgins. By 7 he was carrying an AK-47, reaching the level of commander in his teens. He left the militia at 17, but is still hounded by government forces. In this photo, he shows how his hands were bound with sticks between his fingers during beatings, when he was held prisoner by government soldiers looking for information last summer. Today, Saddam is training as a mechanic, but still struggling to find work. (© Larry Price/Center for Investigative Reporting)

November 27, 2012
From Rebel Attacks in Eastern Congo, one of 37 photos. The body of a dead Congolese army soldier lies in the road between Goma and Kibati, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on November 18, 2012. Government soldiers were fleeing the eastern DR Congo city of Goma in large numbers today as rebels advanced to the gates of the regional capital, a UN source said. Rebels took control of Goma two days later. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

From Rebel Attacks in Eastern Congo, one of 37 photos. The body of a dead Congolese army soldier lies in the road between Goma and Kibati, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on November 18, 2012. Government soldiers were fleeing the eastern DR Congo city of Goma in large numbers today as rebels advanced to the gates of the regional capital, a UN source said. Rebels took control of Goma two days later. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)