Topic: Afghanistan

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Photo Essay

Honoring the Fallen: One Photographer’s Witness to 490 Dignified Transfers

Since April 2009, the Associated Press has sent a still photographer to every dignified transfer of servicemen and women killed in Iraq or Afghanistan open to the media. Most often it is freelancer Steve Ruark. To mark Memorial Day, TIME presents a gallery of the almost 500 transfers he has attended since 2009.

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Pictures of the Week: March 29 – April 5

From deadly clashes in the West Bank and flooding in Buenos Aires to March Madness and the highest altitude performance in the world, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 Dedicated To Those Killed In Afghan And Iraq War
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Pictures of the Week: March 15 – March 22

From Obama’s first Presidential visit to Israel and the Pope’s inauguration to a series of suicide bombings in Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia and the colorful Lathmar Holi festival in India, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Forward Operating Base Shank, the logistical hub for American operations in Logar Province Afghanistan January 27 2013Hundreds of containers full of equipment are stacked in the yards of Forward Operating Base Shank, the logistical hub for American operations in Logar Province. Since July 2012, soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade have been working to ship containers off of the base, reducing the number from more than 8,000 to 5,000 in January 2013.
Photo Essay

America’s Long Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev traveled to Afghanistan to document how the American military will bring the materials home from more than a decade of war.

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Pakistan Daily Life
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Pictures of the Week: February 1 – February 8

From Chicago gun violence and the exhumed body of Richard III to the world’s first “bionic man” and a bear walking a tightrope, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Issouf Sanogo—AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: January 18 – January 25

From the French intervention in Mali and the Obama daughters enjoying the Inauguration to the surreal, icy aftermath of a fire in Chicago and a headless princess in London, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Jonathan Olley
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Real Photographer, Fake War: Jonathan Olley and Zero Dark Thirty

Many Americans have likely seen Jonathan Olley’s photographs, even if they don’t know him by name. Olley, the stills photographer behind Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, was previously a war photographer documenting conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

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Man on the Wire

Rainbows in the Frame: Emblems of Hope in a Dark Year

As we envision what the coming year might bring, Lightbox pauses to celebrate sightings of rainbows — those fleeting emblems of hope — photographed over the past year in unexpected, incongruous places.

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Man on the Wire

2012: The Year in Silhouettes

From iconic portraits of President Obama to the distinguished profile of Queen Elizabeth II and bold outlines of armed Syrian rebels to flag waving protesters, LightBox presents the year in silhouettes — a photo per day in 2012.

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Pictures of the Week: November 30 – December 7

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble,” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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