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15 February 2010

This is the first in a series showing Afghanistan wartime architecture in 5 parts.

Part 1: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-01.htm

Part 3: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-03.htm

Part 4: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-04.htm

Part 5: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-05.htm


Afghanistan Wartime Architecture January 2010
Part 2

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Men pull a cart through the street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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People walk along a muddy street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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A man waits on a street corner with his wheelbarrow along a busy shopping street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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A man cooks rice in a restaurant along a busy shopping street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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Street cleaners gather to talk and drink tea while working on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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Women in burkas walk along a shopping street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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A man walks beside an outdoor restaurant along a shopping street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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A man cycles down a muddy street on January 27, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Wednesday and Thursday. Attendees to the event will include foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Getty

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Shinwari tribal leaders eat lunch after a gathering at the Afghan Border Police compound in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. An eastern Afghan tribe has signed a pact to keep the Taliban out of their lands _ pledging to burn down the houses of those who shelter insurgents and force them to pay fines high as $20,000. AP

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Afghans play cricket during a friendly match on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On Thursday, world governments will meet in London to ponder how the war in Afghanistan can be won. Cricket could be part of the answer. AP

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U.S. Army mortarman Spc. Jeremey Foley, right, who was working guard duty, speaks into his radio, at Combat Outpost Michigan, in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. COP Michigan regularly receives fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides of the Pech Valley. AP

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U.S. Army soldier Pfc. Paul Scherlek, of Townsend, Mass. , of the 2-12 Infantry, trains his weapon on a rooftop as he an his platoon enter and clear an area thought to have recently been used as a firing position by Taliban militants, during a patrol in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Sunday Jan. 24, 2010. AP

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U.S. Army mortarman Spc. Jeremy Foley, right, who was working guard duty, and an Afghan soldier, open the gate to let out a convoy, at Combat Outpost Michigan, in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. COP Michigan regularly receives fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides of the Pech Valley. AP

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U.S. Army soldiers of the 2-12 Infantry enter their base, COP Michigan, in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. The soldiers of Task Force Lethal regularly receive small and large-arms fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides above the base. AP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, Afghan villagers walk past a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) as Canadian soldiers from Task Force 3-09 Battle Group carry out operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan. AP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, Cpl. Mathew McDonald from Cambridge, Ontario part of the Canadian Police Operational Mentor Team, Task Force 3-09, is seen during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan. AP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, Cpl. Draper Houston from Pine Falls, Manitoba from The Royal Canadian Dragoons is seen during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan. AP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, Canadian soldiers from Task Force 3-09 Battle Group are seen securing a compound during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan. AP

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Cpl. Daniel Black from Winnipeg, Manitoba part of the Canadian Police Operational Mentor Team, Task Force 3-09, is seen during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. AP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, Afghan villagers watch Canadian soldiers from Task Force 3-09 Battle Group during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation, in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan. AP

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U.S. Marine Corps trainer Lt. Matthew Orr, right, of Flagstaff, Ariz. , covers an Afghan National Army soldier as he runs across an exposed footbridge while on patrol in Kolack, a village at the mouth of the Korengal Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. U.S. and Afghan Army soldiers, and Marine trainers, have a regular presence the area, where Taliban militants operate in the hillsides of the Pech and Korengal valleys. AP

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Afghan National Army soldiers, right, walk with their U.S. Marine Corps trainer Lt. Matthew Orr, left, of Flagstaff, Ariz. , U.S.A. , on a patrol in Kolack, a village at the mouth of the Korengal Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010. U.S. and Afghan Army soldiers, and Marine trainers, have a regular presence the area, where Taliban militants operate in the hillsides of the Pech and Korengal valleys.

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A U.S.soldier jogs down a dangerously-exposed alley carrying food on paper plates past sandbags and concrete protection against attack from the mountains above, at Combat Outpost Michigan, in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Monday Jan. 25, 2010. The U.S. and Afghan soldiers at COP Michigan regularly receive fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides overlooking the base. AP

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, Canadian soldiers from Task Force 3-09 Battle Group are seen securing a roof area during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan. AP

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A view of the varied landscape of Paktika Province from a military helicopter January 25, 2010 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Paktika, which is roughly the size of Vermont, shares a restive and porous 600 kilometer border with Pakistan. A major international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan is set to begin in London this coming Wednesday and Thursday with foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will also be in town. Getty

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A view of the varied landscape of Paktika Province from a military helicopter January 25, 2010 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Getty

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A view of the varied landscape of Paktika Province from a military helicopter January 25, 2010 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Getty

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A view of the varied landscape of Paktika Province from a military helicopter January 25, 2010 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Getty

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A view of the varied landscape of Paktika Province from a military helicopter January 25, 2010 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Getty

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Covering his fellow soldiers while they oversee the search of a building by Afghan soldiers, U.S. Army Spc. and Forward Observer Brian King, right, of Amherst, Ohio, with Task Force Lethal, watches for threats during a patrol in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. AP