August 14th, 2010
06:25 AM ET

Photo spotlight: Herding sheep

An Afghan girl herds her sheep in front of the Darul-Aman Palace outside Kabul.  A massive monument built in the 1920s, the palace was left empty for years, before being successively destroyed by fire, turned into a museum, used as a defence ministry and shelled by the Mujahideen after the Soviets left.  Now it is a spectacular vacant behemoth.


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  1. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    HE also said that they will be like wolves in sheep's clothing, exactly what Islamic extremists are!

    August 16, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    sorry i Ihit report abuse and meant to reply.But what you are saying is that Islam will in any case defeat other peoples religions with all the power you have so that one day Islam will rule the world huh? This was foretold by Jesus as the great tribulation where the anti-Christ will rule.

    August 16, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    The Multi-Billion dollar embassy, multi-billion dollar bases across Afghanistan. Just the plain old tired PR shots of some mud walls and burned out buildings. How many 'troops' have sighted their gun's on flocks of sheeps and goats in Afghanistan? The gunners in Vietnam used the village water buffalo's, likely the same as slaughtering sheep and goats across Afghanistan now. What's the story on low level supersonic flights by US fighter jets on Afghanistan villages and flocks of sheep? Happens all the time, where are those stories, censored, redacted, blacked out?

    August 16, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
    • dwight huth

      Quite well put,Smith.Thank you.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Jihadywood, I will not look at your videos from you tube but I will say that many Muslim clerics have called jihad an inward fight against the devil that might consume your spirit and soul and to me it looks like he has and your fight should be within your own mind and spirit!

    August 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Is this another CNN propaganda story trying to glorify NATO or what???This sugarcoating of NATO does get old!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Well stated,Dan.

      August 15, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Report abuse appeared on my computer so I clicked it for you. I hope this person who enjoys using others names for his personal enjoyment gets caught and the network he uses bans him from using his computer. I just hope he is not using a computer from some internet cafe or something like that.

      August 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |