Newsweek has published some of Tim Hetherington’s final photos taken before he and Chris Hondros were killed in April covering the civil war in Libya. In a short piece accompanying the 12 images, Newsweek photo editor James Wellford writes that the images are significant not only because they’re Hetherington’s last but also because they show how masculinity and war are intertwined. He quotes Hetherington talking about that a month before he died: “Photography is great at representing the hardware of the war machine. … But the truth is that the war machine is the software, as much as the hardware. The software runs it, and the software is young men. I’m not so young anymore. But I get it. That’s really what my work is about.” || Earlier: Hetherington’s last tweet and the last photo of him working in Libya; Hondros’ final images. || Related: The war in Afghanistan, as seen through the Hipstamatic lens. || Related: What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries.