March 7th, 2010
01:17 PM ET

Photo spotlight: Marjah street

While reporting in Marjah this weekend, CNN producer David Harding captured this street scene - a photographer setting up the shot, soldiers patrolling the area and shopkeepers and residents beginning to return to somewhat normal life. Marjah is the focus of Operation Moshtarak, a massive military offensive by Afghan and international troops to wrest control of the southern Afghanistan city from the Taliban.

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  1. SGT

    Let me tell you from a GI perspective, we do what we do and love doing it....what are your questions.

    March 10, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Katie Flanigan Marine Wife

    A. Smith, Oregon,
    Why don't you and the other Idiot Daniel both find your way over to Marjah and walk those streets for a few days. I bet if you wont do any whinning with all those Marines around you.

    March 8, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Don'T know it all

    Okay, to responding to A. Smith Oregon. I'm sure you havent dont much in your life but to high school, than to college, and now you're on a desk, complaing about how the Government sucks, and blah blah blah blah, but yet you complain about tax dollars. You make me sick, we have our troops out there dying, and you know what, we all are willing to die for the cause of our country. How about you stop complaining and start acting. I'm so sick of people like you complaining all the time. complaining about how the governemnt doesn't do enough, but yet you complain when tax goes up. What do you expect? ask yourself, want something, you're going to have to sacrifice something. I dont know about the rest of ya out there, but looking at that picture, looking outside of America. This war is worth it. I'm sure many of you never been there, never been shot at, or even thought about getting shot at but it's all worth it. Life is bigger than America. You look at that picture really good, look at the shacks and the little boy who probably surviving on a loaf of bread. Yet you complain about not having enough. The back bone of america, the GI's fighting out there, they're fighting for a cause for our country, lets support them, and what were in. Oregon man, why dont you put down your little books, and research, get on a plane to Afghanistan, than speak. Wait, i doubt you will cause it's too dangerous. That's exactly why were there, what has the sons and daughters of Afghanistan done to deserve such a harsh lifestyle? once again, look at the picture real good, ask yourself if you have a heart or not. Please do it.

    March 8, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. A. Smith, Oregon

    This photo of a dirt rural road in Afghanistan speaks volumes of questions regarding why America is building huge bases thru-out Afghanistan some as large as citys in America, placing billions of tax payer dollars into huge new embassy's in Afghanistan and Iraq if America is actually going to pull its troops out next year.

    While America loses an entire generation of students thru the inability to pay for the extreme tuition hikes, gutting of educational staffing, cutting back on classroom hours and slashing funding for text books and school supplys, the US Military is throwing Billions of taxpayer dollars into creating some 700 bases across Afghanistan, paying enormous bribes to the Afghanistan Govt., Afghanistan clansmen, Pakistan, Turkey and Russia for airbases and land access for the enormous convoys bringing in all of the supplies and equipment to set-up and build those 700 bases!

    What is America hoping to achieve? By losing a entire generation of American students, America will definitely suffer in many areas and ways in the future. The trade-off for the forced dumbing of America's future is, security??

    March 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |