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US military gives key Afghan tunnel a facelift
NBC News’ Aarne Heikkila speaks with Col. Michael Price of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, whose team helped refurbish Afghanistan’s Salang Tunnel, which was built by the Soviets in the 1960s.

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Image: An Afghan man washes his horse in Kabul
  Afghanistan: Nation at a crossroads
Afghanistan faces external pressure to reform as well as ongoing internal conflicts. See images from this new era.

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Image: Protest against US drone strikes in Pakistan
  Pakistan: A nation in turmoil
Images of daily life, political pursuits, religious rites and deadly violence.

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Image:Compound where Osama bin Laden was living
  After the raid: Inside bin Laden's compound
U.S. forces found and killed the al-Qaida leader in the affluent Pakistani town of Abbottabad, where he had been living in a large compound.

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Image: Afghan National Army soldier Mirza Mirzali, a Pashtun from Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan
  Soldiers of the Afghan National Army
In southern Afghanistan, the focus of the U.S. war effort, nearly all the Afghan soldiers are foreigners too. Photographer Kevin Frayer shows these soldiers in a series of portraits.

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Image: Afghan Land Mine Victims Pose For Portraits
  Scars of war: Mine victims
Land mines are exacting a terrible toll in Afghanistan -- even years after some devices were planted. Meet some of the people whose lives have been shattered in an instant.

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Image: Anna Hazare
  Indian social activist Anna Hazare
Click to view pictures of the anti-corruption movement spreading through India.

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