Abdul Qahar, an interpreter with
Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, finds one of the few
shaded spots during Operation Big Wave in Khanagawr, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2010.
During the operation the men spent two days in direct sunlight with temperatures
reaching more than 120 degrees. The operation was conducted to disrupt the enemy
from using supply lines to bring weapons and fighters into Nawa.
Cpl Ryan Belgrave with the Canadian
Army's 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, walks through a
field of marijuana plants during a patrol near the village of Salavat, in the
Panjway district west of Kandahar on August 4, 2010.
U.S. Marines carry a comrade wounded by
an improvised explosive device (IED) to a waiting medevac helicopter, near the
town of Marjah in Helmand Province on August 21, 2010.
Afghan police carry away a wounded man at
the scene of an attack in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.
30, 2010. Police say a district government leader in eastern Afghanistan had
been killed by bomb in his car as he traveled to a meeting to discuss security
An emaciated drug addict rests as another
smokes heroin on the dry banks of the Kabul river, located near a military
installation, in Kabul on May 15, 2010. Some Eight percent of Afghans suffer
from drug addiction, a rate twice the global average and a "major" growing
problem for the world's leading narcotic producer.
U.S. Army medic Sgt Bradley Robbins with
Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats
an Afghan boy with gunshot wounds on board a medevac helicopter near the town of
Marjah in Helmand Province, August 17, 2010.
An Afghan man grieves hanging onto the
coffin of his brother inside a vehicle in the outskirts of Herat on August 30,
2010. On August 29, police found the bodies of five members of a campaign team
for female candidate Fawzya Galani, days after 10 of them were abducted by the
Taliban, officials said.
Brothers-in-arms carry the coffin of two
Spanish Civil Guards killed in Afghanistan, during the funeral in the central
headquarters of Civil Guard in Logrono northern Spain, Thursday Aug. 26, 2010.
Spanish Civil Guards, Jose Maria Galera Cordoba, Leoncio Bravo Picallo and an
Iranian-born interpreter Ataola Taefik Alili was killed by an Afghan man
Wednesday at a NATO base during a training class for local police
Yesenia Mendoza (center) becomes
emotional as she watches the flag-draped casket of her boyfriend U.S. Marine
Sgt. Ronald A. Rodriguez pass by during his funeral at Arlington National
Cemetery August 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Rodriguez, of Falls Church,
Virginia, was killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province in
Afghanistan on August 23.
The casket containing Lt. Tim O'Donnell
is unloaded from the Air Force Hercules during a ramp ceremony for O'Donnell,
who died on August 3 in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan. The ceremony
took place at the Ohakea Air Force Base, near Palmerston North, New Zealand on
August 8, 2010. O'Donnell is the first New Zealand soldier to be killed in the
Afghanistan conflict, following an ambush which also left Lance Corporal Matthew
Ball and Private Allister Bakerand, as well as an Afghan interpreter
French President Nicolas Sarkozy comforts
one of the sons of Captain Lorenzo Mezzasalma during a ceremony on August 27,
2010 at the 21e RIMA in Frejus to honor Captain Lorenzo Mezzasalma and Corporal
Jean-Nicolas Panezyck 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, killed in the line of duty
in Afghanistan last August 23. The soldiers were killed last Monday in a gun
battle in the Bedraou Valley in the eastern province of Kapisa,
The family of Lance Cpl. Cody Childers,
of Chesapeake, Virginia, who was killed in Afghanistan, stand as "Taps" is
played during his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug.
31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. From left, grandmother Peggy Ewell, grandfather
Wade Ewell, sister Cassidy Childers, brother Ryan Childers, father Randy
Childers, and mother Wendy Childers.
An Afghan girl reads the holy Quran, as a
woman, right, offers prayers at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Kabul,
Afghanistan on Monday, Aug 30, 2010.
An Afghan barber watches near the site
where suicide bombers attacked the entrance to a guesthouse in Kabul on August
A U.S. Marine with two tourniquets
fastened to his upper leg is transported to a military hospital on a medevac
helicopter after he was badly wounded in an IED blast near the town of Marjah in
Helmand Province on August 22, 2010.