Here's an interesting shot, taken in Afghanistan by AFP stringer Ted Aljibe. The frame is a swirl of activity, with the soldiers figuratively marching around examining things, yet in the middle, our local children get an apparent chance to sit in peace. The eye is equally pleased by some of the more unusual elements contained within, like the solar panel or the teapot -- but overall, I find this to be an excellent view of what's going on in Afghanistan.
US soldiers of the Viper Company (Bravo), 1-26 Infantry, conduct a house to house search operation for weapons in the Sabari village, in the Khost province of eastern Afghanistan, on June 19, 2011. Sabari district is one of the most volatile in Khost province which borders on Pakistan and is seeing a rise in coalition offensive against highly active insurgents. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
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