November 30th, 2009
04:02 PM ET

The Road to Torkham

The road from Kabul to Torkham, on the Afghan-Pakistan border, is a journey of pleasure and peril. CNN's Jonathan Wald captures the incredible images on the dust track turned highway, with scenes of desolate beauty but also reminders of the area's violence. Everyone who makes this trip is taking a risk.

Watch the slideshow from CNN's Jonathan Wald in Afghanistan

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  1. Bangash Khan

    Very nice report. Thank you.

    December 1, 2009 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gulshanin

    I wonder if President Hamid Karzai is aware of the tragic situation (above photos) of Civilians moving in such terrible condition. This one sided war has already created millions of refugees.
    and has killed thousands on both sides. Does he feel any pain seeing these poor people
    on the road running here and there?
    I can understand if the West do not feel any pain seeing their Soldiers killed, or suffering
    from PTSD (Mental disorder) or with cut limbs. But Karzai as a Muslim do not feel this pain
    is the most perplexing.
    My question to him: Is the Power and authority more precious to you then your citizens?
    Thank you
    salaam/Peace.

    November 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kasada

    Very nice visuals with haunting background music...for a moment I was transported to those parts.

    November 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fsd

    have travelled on this road several times back in the day when it used to took "10" hours. still didn't know they have actually repaired the road. it is quite a journey with danger everywhere no doubt.

    November 30, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. muneera

    loved this still feature, the wonderful photography of close encounters. beautiful country. tragic circumstances.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Andrew Lubin

    Good to see CNN following the war in Afghanistan. Thank you for reminding the American people that 68,000 of our sons and daughters – volunteers all – are fighting there tonight on their behalf.

    You want to visit Helmand Province where the Marines are in the process of turning this formerly lawless, opium-growing province into a success story. Yes, there is still fighting, but as Marine BG Lawrence Nicholson told me during my Sept-Oct embed with them: "the bad guys are coming to us in batches if we can get jobs for them." The Marine strategy is 'Clear – Hold – Build" and it's clearly working.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Zarina

    Lovely report on Afghanistan. Thank you for the pictures.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |