April 13th, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Photo spotlight: Approaching sandstorm

A sandstorm approaches the town of Marjah, Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. The storm interrupted U.S. military missions in the region for about six hours on Monday.  The desolate town of Marjah is now famous after it was recently the focus of efforts to drive the Taliban out of this region as part of Operation Moshtarak. The region is already experiencing 95°+ F weather conditions. What's the weather like in Afghanistan? Check out the conditions

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  1. TJ

    I feel so sorry for the troops that are dealing with the adversities in weather, etc.
    as well as trying to deal with the enemy. I keep praying for supernatural strength and
    clear sharp minds for these dear precious people. I have a nephew there and being a Canadian he is really minding the heat! Somehow I think that might be a minor detail compared to the rest of what is going on.

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