Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid (centre in white) in Balkh Aab, Afghanistan, on June 21st. Photograph: Kiana Hayeri/New York TimesMawlawi Mahdi Mujahid (centre in white) in Balkh Aab, Afghanistan, on June 21st. Photograph: Kiana Hayeri/New York Times

An artillery unit from Ukraine’s 58th brigade fires toward advancing Russian infantry from a frontline position near the town of Bakhmut on August10th. Photograph: David Guttenfelder/New York TimesAn artillery unit from Ukraine’s 58th brigade fires toward advancing Russian infantry from a frontline position near the town of Bakhmut on August10th. Photograph: David Guttenfelder/New York Times