Private security contractors guard a part of a route as NATO supply trucks drive past in the province of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul. Intense negotiations continued between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the international community over the Afghan government's deadline for ridding the nation of private security guards.
A U.S. contractor looks away from a dust cloud whipped up by a helicopter departing over the gatepost at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A recent government report states that billions of dollars are being spent on reconstruction in Afghanistan, but the money is not being tracked.
Soldiers from Chaos Company, 101st Airborne Division, destroy a building in Kandahar. Troops from Headquarters Company recently entered the abandoned Kandahar village of Haji Abdu Rauf to destroy anything useful so the Taliban don't use it as a safe haven.
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President Mikhail S. Gorbachev holds up his hand to cut off debate in the Soviet Congress, Sunday, Dec. 24, 1989 in Moscow on a resolution condemning the Kremlin's decision to send troops into Afghanistan 10 prior.
A grab taken from an AFP video shows a photo of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and a blurred picture of what appears to be policemen pulling off a woman's veil to reveal her hair, in a new audio message for Bin Laden that was produced by Al-Qaeda's media arm As-Sahab and aired on October 27, 2010.