May 1, 2012

In Focus: Afghanistan, April 2012

Top: Roosters duel during a cockfighting match in Kabul, on April 20. Cockfighting, known as “Murgh Janghi” in the Afghan Dari language, is a popular game among Afghans during the winter season, which was once banned by the Taliban rulers.

Center-left: A boy welds a broken wheelbarrow in the old city of Kabul on April 11.  

Center-right: A Marine MRAP sits on a patrol base in Helmand province, run by 5th ANGLICO and Co. A, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion. The Georgians’ mission is to provide security for the local area and a main supply route.

Bottom: An Afghan policeman carries a poppy flower in the barrel of his gun, in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province, on April 9.

See the rest. [Images: AFP/Getty, Reuters, US Army]

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    Some amazing photos, but some heart-wrenchingly graphic ones also.
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    Really glad I don’t have any roosters, you guys.
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