An Afghan policeman stands in front of a banner Monday advertising this week's gathering of Afghan tribal leaders in Kabul. The 1,600 delegates at the much-delayed and much-touted gathering will debate strategies for convincing the Taliban and other insurgents to lay down their arms.
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Artist Wafaa Bilal has his back tattooed with dots representing casualties of the Iraq war as names of the fallen are read aloud. Names of Iraqi cities are etched into his skin, and the dots are placed near the city where each individual died.