Topic: Taliban

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Photo Essay

And Women Shall Lead: Lynsey Addario on the New Face of Afghanistan

Lynsey Addario traveled to Afghanistan ahead of upcoming presidential elections, where the first female governor in the country, Habiba Sarabi, is now the first woman running for vice-president.

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Yannis Behrakis—Reuters
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Pictures of the Week: October 5 – 12

From the Taliban shooting of a 14-year-old activist in Pakistan to the vice-presidential debate in Kentucky to angry protests against the German Chancellor’s visit in Greece and a human tower in Spain, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Christopher Morris—VII for TIME
The Backstory

America’s Last Living POW: Christopher Morris Photographs a Family in Waiting

Photographer Christopher Morris, who has documented combat and statesmanship alike, traveled to Hailey, Idaho, to photograph Bob and Jani Bergdahl for TIME.

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Lightbox April 16, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: April 13 – April 20

From centennial celebrations of the birth of Kim Il-Sung in North Korea and attacks in Afghanistan to the moving of the space shuttle Discovery and Nepalese New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lightbox March 26, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: March 23 – March 30

From student protests in Jakarta and Tibetan self-immolations in India to Pope Benedict XVI’s Cuba visit and fires in Colorado, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Mario Tama—Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week, December 9 – December 16

From a shooting in Belgium and Congo protests to the lunar eclipse, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Massimo Berruti—Agence VU
Out There

Lashkars in Pakistan by Massimo Berruti

With a generous grant Massimo Berruti was holed up in the Swat Valley in Pakistan for three months early this year, right around the time when dozens of other photographers were off shooting the Arab Spring. The results are in his new book Lashkars and exhibition in Paris.

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Swaziland
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The Best Pictures of the Week, August 26 – September 2

This week: The end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Dadaab Refugee Camp, paint covered riot police, the Notting Hill Carnival, A Union Flag recovered from the World Trade Center site following 9/11 attacks, the Casino Royale fire in Mexico claims the lives of 52 people, Pro-Gadhafi soldiers rest in Tripoli, Burning Man, Hurricane Irene, Blackpool Tower, and the World Athletic Championships.

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Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters
Man on the Wire

Afghanistan’s Graffiti Wars

The artwork of Taliban, American and British forces competes on the walls of a Helmand province compound.
Photographs by Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters

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