An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier seen warming his henna stained hands from EID worship on the front lines in Zhari District, Afghanistan. December 18, 2007.  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier seen warming his henna stained hands from EID worship on the front lines in Zhari District, Afghanistan. December 18, 2007. ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 Canadian soldiers give first aid to a critically wounded 8-year-old Afghan boy after he was critically injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) set by Taliban insurgents looking to target Canadian troops on patrol in the village of Fathullah in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province. Jul. 08, 2010   ©Louie Palu/Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

Canadian soldiers give first aid to a critically wounded 8-year-old Afghan boy after he was critically injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) set by Taliban insurgents looking to target Canadian troops on patrol in the village of Fathullah in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province. Jul. 08, 2010  ©Louie Palu/Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

 Canadian soldiers freeze and look in the direction of a massive air strike on an insurgent position just over 100 meters form their position during a heavy fighting in the vicinity of Pashmul in the Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. July 27, 2008  © Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

Canadian soldiers freeze and look in the direction of a massive air strike on an insurgent position just over 100 meters form their position during a heavy fighting in the vicinity of Pashmul in the Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. July 27, 2008 © Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 While under fire Afghan soldiers move a comrade to safety after he was hit by shrapnel from rocket fire in a fire fight during an operation with Canadian troops in the Makuan area in Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Jul 29, 2008   ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

While under fire Afghan soldiers move a comrade to safety after he was hit by shrapnel from rocket fire in a fire fight during an operation with Canadian troops in the Makuan area in Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Jul 29, 2008  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 A blood and mud stained Afghan soldier seriously injured by an IED during a patrol at night is illuminated by the medevac helicopters cabin lights as he is evacuated out of the Taliban stronghold of Zhari District during a combat operation in Kandahar. The medevac helicopter is with the 101st Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade under the call sign Shadow Dustoff. Sep 30, 2010  ©Louie Palu/The Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

A blood and mud stained Afghan soldier seriously injured by an IED during a patrol at night is illuminated by the medevac helicopters cabin lights as he is evacuated out of the Taliban stronghold of Zhari District during a combat operation in Kandahar. The medevac helicopter is with the 101st Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade under the call sign Shadow Dustoff. Sep 30, 2010 ©Louie Palu/The Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

 Canadian soldiers carry a critically wounded 8-year-old Afghan boy on a stretcher and escort his relative who will accompany him to a medevac helicopter after he was critically injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) set by Taliban insurgents looking to target Canadian troops on patrol in the village of Fathullah in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province. Jul. 08, 2010  ©Louie Palu/Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

Canadian soldiers carry a critically wounded 8-year-old Afghan boy on a stretcher and escort his relative who will accompany him to a medevac helicopter after he was critically injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) set by Taliban insurgents looking to target Canadian troops on patrol in the village of Fathullah in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province. Jul. 08, 2010 ©Louie Palu/Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

 Under machine gun fire an Afghan Army Sgt. screams orders to his troops to advance to support Canadian troops pinned down by insurgents in the Feyzollahkhan area of Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Aug 10, 2008  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

Under machine gun fire an Afghan Army Sgt. screams orders to his troops to advance to support Canadian troops pinned down by insurgents in the Feyzollahkhan area of Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Aug 10, 2008 ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 An Afghan soldier eats grapes during a patrol in the Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. July 12, 2008   ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

An Afghan soldier eats grapes during a patrol in the Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. July 12, 2008  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 A Canadian soldier walks between narrow mud walls. The path is known as 'Route Nightmare' in Panjwaii District, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The mud walls, unpaved paths and roads are due to lack of development and reconstruction in almost all of the impoverished rural areas allow for planting of land mines and road side bombs by insurgents. Dec. 9, 2010  ©Louie Palu/The Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

A Canadian soldier walks between narrow mud walls. The path is known as 'Route Nightmare' in Panjwaii District, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The mud walls, unpaved paths and roads are due to lack of development and reconstruction in almost all of the impoverished rural areas allow for planting of land mines and road side bombs by insurgents. Dec. 9, 2010 ©Louie Palu/The Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

 Young boys memorize the Qur'an (Koran) and bob their heads back and forth as they recite passages in Arabic in a Madrasah, which means school in Arabic. A Madrasah is a place where mostly young men go to learn the Qur'an, many go on to become Imam's which are spiritual leaders in mosques and communities. Dec. 9, 2010  ©Louie Palu/The Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

Young boys memorize the Qur'an (Koran) and bob their heads back and forth as they recite passages in Arabic in a Madrasah, which means school in Arabic. A Madrasah is a place where mostly young men go to learn the Qur'an, many go on to become Imam's which are spiritual leaders in mosques and communities. Dec. 9, 2010 ©Louie Palu/The Alexia Foundation/ZUMAPRESS.com

 Shaft miner at the 2500 foot level station before mucking and drilling at the Louvicourt Mine in Val d'Or, Quebec, Canada. 1994.  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

Shaft miner at the 2500 foot level station before mucking and drilling at the Louvicourt Mine in Val d'Or, Quebec, Canada. 1994. ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 Lunch break, 1450 foot level refuge station, Kerr Mine in Virginiatown, Ontario, Canada. 1994  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

Lunch break, 1450 foot level refuge station, Kerr Mine in Virginiatown, Ontario, Canada. 1994 ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 In his final days BLAYNE KINART lies in his bed breathing with the aid of a respirator in a hospital's palliative care unit in Sarnia, Ontario. 58-year-old Kinart a former chemical worker died from Mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure.  Residents of the area have nicknamed Sarnia 'Chemical Valley,' due to the large number of chemical plants operating in the area. Blayne passed away on July 6, 2004  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

In his final days BLAYNE KINART lies in his bed breathing with the aid of a respirator in a hospital's palliative care unit in Sarnia, Ontario. 58-year-old Kinart a former chemical worker died from Mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure.  Residents of the area have nicknamed Sarnia 'Chemical Valley,' due to the large number of chemical plants operating in the area. Blayne passed away on July 6, 2004 ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 BLAYNE KINART is comforted by his wife Sandy after receiving a painkiller in the form of two patches stuck to his upper back. Feb 10, 2003  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

BLAYNE KINART is comforted by his wife Sandy after receiving a painkiller in the form of two patches stuck to his upper back. Feb 10, 2003 ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 MARISOL ESPINOZA, a 20-year-old woman from Chiapas, Mexico rests in a shelter for deportees and migrants the night after she was deported from the US. She crossed into the United States and walked through the Arizona desert for 6-days until she was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. July 28, 2012   ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

MARISOL ESPINOZA, a 20-year-old woman from Chiapas, Mexico rests in a shelter for deportees and migrants the night after she was deported from the US. She crossed into the United States and walked through the Arizona desert for 6-days until she was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. July 28, 2012  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

 A Mexican soldier stands guard by a bullet riddled vehicle in which two men were executed by drug cartel assassins in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. March 2, 2012  ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com

A Mexican soldier stands guard by a bullet riddled vehicle in which two men were executed by drug cartel assassins in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. March 2, 2012 ©Louie Palu/ZUMAPRESS.com