May 7th, 2010
01:39 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: A trip to the markets of Jalalabad

The Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team, led by the U.S. Army, visits the markets of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar. The group visited the markets to assess the infrastructure needs and to evaluate the status of the local economy.

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April 28th, 2010
05:56 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Leaflet drop

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies toward the Joghatoe District, Logar province, southeast of Kabul, where it will drop leaflets announcing a radio broadcast.

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April 21st, 2010
04:56 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Push-ups

U.S. Army Corporal Mark Woodyard teaches children at the Sanayee High School in the Ghazni province how to do push-ups. Woodyard is a security forces member assigned to the Texas Agribusiness Development Team and deployed to Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan.

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April 20th, 2010
03:44 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Combat Outpost Bari Alai

A rifleman with 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Destroyer, fires an automatic grenade launcher during a small arms attack on Combat Outpost Bari Alai in early April. The base came under fire from anti-Afghan personnel with automatic machine guns about seven hours after a sniper also shot at the base. Neither Afghan National Army nor International Security Assistance Forces were injured during the attacks. Anti-Afghan forces have repeatedly targeted the base, located in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, in an unsuccessful campaign to drive ANA and ISAF from the area.

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April 15th, 2010
02:24 PM ET

Commanders at Tomb of Unknown in Paris

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who oversees all U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan (second from left), and the French Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Edouard Guillaud (center) pay respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The Thursday ceremony was part of McChrystal's visit in Paris devoted to talks on the international mission in Afghanistan.

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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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April 8th, 2010
02:26 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Learning to save lives

Members of the Afghan National Police learn fire-fighting drills during training course at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak. The two-week training class was conducted by U.S. soldiers from the 402nd Brigade Support Battalion.

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April 7th, 2010
01:23 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: On their level

U.S. Army Captain Rebecca Dimurco crouches to be closer to eye level while speaking with Afghan children during an operation to transport patients in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

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April 6th, 2010
02:34 PM ET

Photo spotlight: Faces in Jalozai Refugee camp

Jalozai Refugee camp, outside of Peshawar, is one of the largest refugee camps in Pakistan. I recently visited the overcrowded camp, meeting refugees who fled fighting in Pakistan's tribal area. While there, I photographed some of the more than 100,000 people who are now taking shelter in the camp.


March 19th, 2010
03:53 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Kuchi elder

Members of Bravo company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment talk with a Kuchi village elder in Hutal located in Kandahar province this week. Kuchis are Afghan Pashtun nomads which make up approximately 40 percent of the population of Afghanistan.

U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal has said that Kandahar is his next target to be secured as part of Operation Moshtarak.