U.S. soldiers arrive at the Port-au-Prince international airport on Friday. The U.S. Army took over operations at the airport, which has suffered from major bottlenecks as flights with rescue teams and relief supplies have descended in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake.
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Election workers in Afghanistan audit suspect ballots at the Independent Elections Commission warehouse in Kabul on Oct. 7. A runoff election between incumbent President Hamid Karzai and his nearest challenger is likely, says Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S.
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U.S. soldiers walk through the mountains on patrol in Afghanistan's northeastern Nuristan province in February. The U.S. military is beginning to pull troops out of remote areas such as Nuristan and move them to more populated areas.
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U.S. Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment run to take position behind a building after being fired on by Taliban while on patrol in the village of Dahaneh, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 28.