March 4th, 2010
10:21 AM ET

Photo spotlight: Returning home

Men leave for the day after working on the Kohsan canal in Herat in western Afghanistan. Piles of sand as high as four meters (about 13 feet) in areas had blocked some of the important 45-kilometer (about 28-mile) canal, where water must be kept flowing year-round to irrigate farmers' fields. Local men dredged the canal in a rehabilitation project. (Photo by Eric Kanalstein of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan)

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