Afghan National Army troops take a break while on a joint patrol and clearing operation with Butcher Troop, part of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, in eastern Afghanistan.
Defeated candidates from Afghanistan's September 2010 election wait for the resumption of proceedings of a special tribunal in a Kabul courtroom on Thursday. The tribunal decided that 62 members of Parliament would be replaced on fraud charges.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., at the Capitol in Washington, June 13, 2011. Cantor recently announced that he would not return to the budget negotiations.
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