Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Big Picture: Afghanistan, Memorial Day

"Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day set aside to honor our men and women who died while in military service since the time of U.S. Civil War. In Afghanistan over 50 U.S. soldiers have been killed in just the past month, including 24-year old Marine Cpl. Jacob Leicht, who became the 1,000th serviceman killed in Afghanistan since 2002. As the fighting season begins, Taliban militants have recently mounted several bold attacks and coalition efforts to "clear, hold and build" areas in the south have been slowed during the "hold" phase, as Afghan government capacity remains small. Collected here are images of the country and conflict over the past month, part of an ongoing monthly series on Afghanistan."

Photos can be found HERE. There are some amazingly powerful photos, worth while viewing and thinking with your mind and feeling in your heart what these people do and have to endure day in and day out.

- Taylor

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