Afghanistan: 2010 photo highlights
January 3rd, 2011
04:48 PM ET

Afghanistan: Some 2010 photo highlights

From U.S. soldiers in gun turrets to a boy selling balloons on the streets of Kabul: Check out some of the scenes captured by CNN over the year in telling the Afghanistan story.

See more photos of Afghanistan in the Photo Spotlight

MORE PHOTO GALLERIES
• Navigating Kabul's crazy traffic
• Views from outside the wire
• Views from inside the machine
• Inside the game of buzkashi



Filed under: Photo Spotlight
January 3rd, 2011
08:23 AM ET

U.S. Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

The Navy has opened an investigation into how a series of raunchy videos, full of sexual innuendo and anti-gay remarks, were produced and shown to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise while on deployment supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read the full story from CNN's Barbara Starr


Filed under: Daily Developments • Troops
January 3rd, 2011
08:20 AM ET

Battling abuse from behind a mask

"I had so many dreams for my life, but when I saw him, they just disappeared." Saraya spoke softly, her hunched-over body and nervously twisting hands testimony to all she says she has had to endure.

"I told my father I didn't want to marry him: 'why are you doing this to me?'" She continued: "My father said 'you are of an age to be married and this is my decision, not yours.'"

Saraya says it only took three days for her to realize she had been married off to a madman.

Emotions and turmoil she never dared publicly speak of tumble out freely - concealed, along with her face, behind a mask.

Half the mask is pale blue, the color of the "chaudari" or burka, symbolizing the oppression of women; the other half white, representing innocence.

This is Afghanistan's new revolutionary TV show called "Niqab," meaning "The Mask." FULL POST

January 3rd, 2011
08:00 AM ET

U.S. homeland security chief in Afghanistan

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visits Afghanistan and talks to CNN's Arwa Damon about border security.


Filed under: Daily Developments
January 3rd, 2011
07:58 AM ET

CNN Poll: U.S. opposition to Afghanistan war remains high

More than six in ten Americans oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan, according to a new national poll. And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Thursday also indicates that 56 percent of the public believes that things are going badly for the U.S. in Afghanistan. FULL POST


Filed under: Daily Developments