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ONTD_Political's PotD: April 28, 2010.



A massive picdump of life in Afghanistan.
Photos were taken between September 2009 to April 2010.




An Afghan laborer at a brick factory in Jalalabad, looks on at his work site on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)



A handout image obtained on September 10, 2009, from Britain's Ministry of Defence shows a female Afghan National Police (ANP) officer receiving weapons training on a Smith & Wesson Sigma 9 mm pistol. The first thirteen female ANP recruits will soon be joining their male counterparts. (HANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images)



Two Afghan women hold hands as they walk through a marketplace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)



Afghan National Army soldier Nor Lai,20, recovers from shrapnel wounds to his face at the ANA Military hospital October 23, 2009 Kabul, Afghanistan. An IED hit their vehicle while the soldiers were on patrol in Kajaki district of Helmand killing one and injuring 7 soldiers. The military hospital gives medical care to all the Afghan military and police as well as civilians. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)



Pupils of the second year of the Turgani school sit in their classroom during a lesson on October 20, 2009 in Faizabad, Afghanistan. The teachers of this school are trained within two years at the Teacher Training Center, which is currently housed in rundown buildings and tents. The Center is being rebuilt with means provided by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images)



An Afghan boy jumps to cross a stream, in Surabhi, some 100 kms from Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)



An Afghan girl looks out from the window of a helicopter on November 1, 2009 in the remote village of Maimai in Badakshan province. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)



An Afghan man waves as he rides with his friend in a self-made car on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, November 7th, 2009. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)



A young Afghan boy gives the thumbs down to a passing NATO French Foreign Legion convoy near Surobi some 50 kms east of Kabul, Afghanistan,Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)



Khadija, 40, sits in her cave early in the morning in Bamiyan on November 10, 2009. The cave dwellers here are all Hazara, who are religiously and ethnically distinct and survivors of intense persecution by the Taliban. Bamiyan, some 200 km (124 miles) northwest of Kabul, stands in a deep green and lush valley stretching 100 km through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond. The town was home to two nearly 2,000-year-old Buddha statues before they were destroyed by the Taliban, months before their regime was toppled in a US-led invasion in late 2001. (SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)



An Afghan girl touches her mother's artificial leg the ICRC Ali Abad Orthopaedic centre in Kabul November 12, 2009. The center, which is run mostly by disabled people, aims to educate and rehabilitate landmine victims and people with any kind of deformities, to help them integrate effectively into society. They also provide the patients with a 18-months interest free $600 micro credit loan. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen)



A boy reacts with a laugh as he waits for customers at an animal market on a rainy day in the outskirts of Kabul on November 23, 2009, ahead of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha. (SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)



A woman buys slips at a shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)



Afghan children wait in line to enter the skateboarding park in Kabul December 29, 2009. "Skateistan", Afghanistan's first skateboarding park and school recently opened in Kabul with a skateboarding showdown among dozens of youngsters ranging from ministers' children to street kids, hoping that it will promote social cohesion and keep children out of the streets. (REUTERS/ Marko Djurica)



A soldier of the Afghan National Army stands in the snow at FOB Wilderness in Paktya province, Afghanistan, December 9, 2009. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)



An Afghan policewoman takes pictures during a graduation ceremony after eight weeks of training at a police academy in Kabul, Afghanistan on December 17, 2009. Only about 500 Afghan women work as active duty officers, compared with about 92,500 policemen, most of them in relatively safe areas like Kabul and northern Herat province, according to Interior Ministry figures. The government has a target of 5,000 women serving as officers or civilian police workers by 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)



Afghan boys play with a toy gun in a street in Kabul December 28, 2009. (REUTERS/ Marko Djurica)



A child watches as a landmine victim gazes into a mirror at the International Red Cross Orthopedic (ICRC) rehabilitation center on December 10, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The ICRC rehabilitation center works to educate and rehabilitate landmine victims and those with limb related deformities back into society and employment. The UN mine information network estimates there are approximately 62 people killed or injured by mines each month in the country. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)



An Afghan police trainee from the United States Marine police mentoring program eats a lollipop as Marines search a house that was thought to have explosives during a joint patrol in Khan Neshin, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on December 8th, 2009. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)



An Afghan child looks from a doorway as the shadow of a United States Marine from the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines is seen on the wall during an operation in Garmsir district, southern Afghanistan on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)



An Afghan man walks on the street as the sun sets over Delaram district in Nimroz province, southern Afghanistan on January 20, 2010. (REUTERS/Marko Djurica)



A British soldier stands in front of an Afghan vehicle, known as a "jingle truck", as he provides security outside Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2010. The soldier is assigned to B Flight, 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment, which is serving with NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. (Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez/U.S. Air Force)



A man finishes his exercise routine at a wushu club in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Ahmad Masood)



A charcoal seller covers his mouth with a scarf as he waits for customers in front of his shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Farzana Wahidy)



Afghan boys play outside as they wait for medical treatment at the Lindenau Clinic at Forward Operating Base Price, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 21, 2010. (Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez/U.S. Air Force)



Afghan men wait to be searched at a checkpoint at Delaram district in Nimroz province, southern Afghanistan January 21, 2010. (REUTERS/Marko Djurica)



An Afghan farmer watches as US Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th regiment, Charlie company patrol around Huskers camp on the outskirts of Marjah in central Helmand on January 26, 2010. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)



A fruit vendor holds lemons in his hands along a busy shopping street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)



A general view of Kabul, Afghanistan on January 31, 2010. (REUTERS/Marko Djurica)



Sahil, an Afghan boy, laughs after he slipped on snow outside his house on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)



A photo album found in a compound in which the U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment took shelter for the night in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Saturday Feb. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)



A man prepares to smoke heroin in the destroyed former Russian Cultural Center, a notorious drug den on February 02, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. As poppy production in Afghanistan is still high, opium and heroin are cheap and easily available. As a result, drug addiction is a growing problem in Afghanistan with a United Nations survey recently showing over 900,000 people in Afghanistan are considered drug addicts. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)



U.S. Army Private First Class Danny Comley of Camdenton Missouri, assigned to Delta Company 4th Brigade combat team,2-508, 82nd parachute infantry Regiment, receives flowers from an Afghan girl during a patrol in the Arghandab valley in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan February 24, 2010. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)



A young man dances during the celebration of Nowruz, near the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, March 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)


Afghans carry a man injured in an explosion in Khost, south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Two other civilians died and four were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a crowd of people celebrating the Afghan New Year at a mountaintop shrine in eastern Afghanistan, a police commander said. (AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)






A young Pashtun girl watch smiles as US Marines hand out trinkets in her village March 11, 2010 in a hamlet near Khan Neshin in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Marines in the area have been assigned to help gather census data for planned Afghan government in the area, and female Marines are sent out on census-gathering patrols, as men cannot enter homes as easily in conservative Pashtun culture. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)



An Afghan national who is a possible suspect is detained in one of the U.S. Marines compounds, in Marjah district, Helmand province, March 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)



In this photo taken on Friday, March 19, 2010, a farmer works in a poppy field in Marjah, Afghanistan. When U.S., Afghan and NATO forces stormed Marjah in February, they were instructed to seize large opium stashes but leave farmers' poppy fields alone. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)



Afghan-born American civilian Nekqadama, known as 'Nikki', a contract interpreter for US Marines of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, prepares to put her hair up as she arranges her equipment prior to moving to another military base in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on March 21, 2010. "For the Americans, I am an American, for the Afghans, I'm an Afghan sister ," says Nekqadama, one of thousands of interpreters employed by ISAF in the war-torn country which she left, at the age of nine months, when the Soviet army invaded. (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)



Afghan rock band "Kabul Dreams" (myspace, last.fm) play their instruments in the ruins of a castle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Kabul Dreams is made up of singer/guitarist Sulieman Qardash, bass player Siddique Ahmad and drummer Mujtaba Habibi, and they claim to be the country's first and only rock and roll group. The three speak different languages, Pashto, Dari and Uzbek, and decided to write their songs in English. The group is now working on their debut album. Photo taken on on January 14, 2010, released March 29th. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)



SPRAYED DOWN: An assistant sprayed an Afghan bodybuilder to enhance his physique before a competition in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 19, 2010. Bodybuilding is one of the country’s more popular sports. (Shah Marai | Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)



Full Galleries:
Afghanistan, September, 2009
Afghanistan, October, 2009
Afghanistan, November, 2009
Afghanistan, December, 2009
Afghanistan, January, 2010
Afghanistan, February, 2010
Afghanistan, March, 2010
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