Afghanistan – Crippled by war

Afghan war amputees and children practice walking at the International Committee of the Red Cross orthopedic center on Sept. 10 in Kabul. After more than 30 years of war and a decade since the 9/11 attacks in the United States, thousands of Afghans, both military and civilian, continue to pay a heavy price from the conflicts. The center makes prosthetics for amputees and helps them, as well as Afghans with spinal injuries and children with congenital birth defects, to learn to walk. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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The United States, which had largely pulled out of Kunar province, has recently moved troops, including the 27th Infantry Regiment, back in as part of an effort to take the battle to Taliban strongholds. The mountainous region of Kunar borders Pakistan and is often a transit point for Taliban between the countries. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images) #

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Afghan police pose for photos at a shrine for slain Afghan leader Ahmad Shah Massoud on Sept. 9 in Kabul.. Afghans observed the 10th anniversary of Massoud’s assassination by Al Qaeda agents, only two days before the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The military leader played a leading role in driving the Soviet army out of Afghanistan, earning him the name Lion of Panjshir. He was a chief opponent of the Taliban after their rise to power in 1996. Millions of Afghans consider him the nation’s greatest modern hero. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

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You can find more fantastic pictures here:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/09/afghanistan_september_2011.html

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