The photos in your Year in Pictures issue made me cry [Dec. 21]. I was particularly moved by James Nachtwey's photo of the Afghan amputee and his comments on "veteran" amputees doing physical therapy with those who recently lost a limb. The work of these physical therapists may be repetitive and unspectacular, but it's exactly these acts of mercy that keep the world from falling apart.
Dinka Souzek, DANBURY, CONN.
"The Fatigue of War," showing bone-weary Marines dug in for the night in Afghanistan, broke my heart. In a perfect world, these brave young men would be in college,...