Emerging from the shadows of their secret command outpost in the war-torn city of Aleppo, these members of an all-female fighting unit posed for portraits. Their testimony speaks of the wrenching violence of the now two-year-long Syrian uprising.
Sister Megan Rice, 82, a Sister of the Holy Child who retired from mission work in Africa. At Oak Ridge, she helped infiltrate the high-security area of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, evading guards and cutting through three fences to spray-paint messages, hang banners and pour human blood at the site where warhead parts are manufactured... If unarmed protesters could reach the plant's core, it raised questions about the plant's security against more menacing intruders."