"Shortly after he arrived, Van Agtmael witnessed the aftermath of this suicide bombing at a cafe that soldiers frequented in Mosul. Nine people died and 23 were wounded." (Photo and caption by Van Agtmael/Harrison Jacobs/Magnum Photos).
This is a photo of Corporal Antonio Metruccio, of the Third Eagle Company, Regiment aircraft Trieste made after a 72 hour long firefight. The thousand-yard stare is a phrase coined to describe the limp, unfocused gaze of a battle-weary soldier.