From Gulf War I (actually Gulf War 2 since the first one was the Iran-Iraq conflict....), there is an amazing picture in B+W magazine (the U.S. version) by someone who's name is totally escaping me right now, of an exhausted firefighter who had been working on the oil fires.
This guy is slumped against some machinery and everything is coated with a layer of crude oil. The metering could not have been fun on it.... The only part of the picture that isn't completely coated is this guy's face. And the expression he has on it is just stunning. I don't know if I have ever seen an expression like that before.
But it really seems to capture a moment. And a moment that is very apolitical.