December 5th, 2009
05:17 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Ancient city

In northern Afghanistan, the modern town of Balkh is surrounded by extensive ruins of the ancient city. Genghis Kahn and the Mongols destroyed the city in the 1200s, but it was rebuilt by the 15th centry. (Photo courtesy the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan)

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