Armored vehicles from first platoon, A troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary, 101st Airborne Division, en route to Forward Operating Base Herrera, eastern Paktya province.
Girls pause during early morning chores, Jurm district, Badakhshan.
Women's market, Kandahar.
Bicycle and pedestrian traffic, Kandahar.
Jurm district, Badakhshan province.
Seventh-grade class in a new girls' high school in Farghamanch village, Badakhshan.
Darulaman Palace, Kabul.
Matiullah, left, 26, during his first physical therapy session, two days after losing both legs to an IED, Emergency Surgical Center, Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.
Roza, burned by a cooking fire, Mirwais Hospital, Kandahar.
Karima smokes opium in the room where she and her six children live, Kabul.
Addicts light up in the former Russian Cultural Center, Kabul.
Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Kofi in a meeting with the Afghan vice president, Kabul.
Afghan Police Protection Force, Wardak province.
The body of an Afghan border policeman killed by an IED, Mirwais Hospital morgue, Kandahar.
1st Lt. Jake Mauro of the second platoon, A troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary, 101st Airborne Division, meets with elders in Paktya province.
Covert school for women and girls at a private residence in Kandahar. Deteriorating security and a shortage of schools for girls have prompted hundreds of schools to spring up in Kandahari homes.
Children run from visitors in a remote village of eastern Paktya province.
Farah provincial airport.
Damaged office in Kandahar Provincial Council after a Taliban suicide attack killed 19, including the seven attackers