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  • In Pictures Afghanistan election

    An Afghan shopkeeper prays near an election campaign billboard, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 16. Afghan officials sought to reassure wary Afghans on Thursday that it will be safe to vote in this weekend's parliamentary election despite an upswing in violence in recent months.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/09

    A two-week-old Malay fish owl waits to be fed at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore on Thursday. This owl was born and bred in the park as part of its efforts in wildlife conservation.

  • Terrorism & Security Afghanistan war: US troops, Afghan politician targeted in deadly weekend

    Seven US soldiers were killed amid rising violence in the Afghanistan war, as well as a parliamentary candidate and five campaign workers. President Karzai's chief of staff also said the US must alter its strategy to defeat the Taliban.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/27

    Thai veterinarian Phimchanok Srongmongkul feeds a baby tiger cub at the Wildlife Health Unit at the Department of National Parks in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. Thai authorities found the baby tiger cub that had been drugged and hidden among stuffed toy tigers in the suitcase of a woman flying from Bangkok to Iran, an official and a wildlife protection group said.

  • Afghanistan's new war crimes museum punts on still-powerful warlords

    Afghanistan's new war crimes museum punts on still-powerful warlords

    A war crimes museum in northeastern Afghanistan documents the past three decades of atrocities. But it displays little about perpetrators who remain influential today.

  • Kabul Conference: Karzai calls for Afghan control by 2014

    Kabul Conference: Karzai calls for Afghan control by 2014

    The Kabul Conference’s final communiqué essentially puts an international stamp of approval on the Karzai government’s existing plans to have foreign troops out by 2014.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/06

    Tibetan artists in traditional costumes perform during a public function to mark the 75th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in Dharmsala, India, on Tuesday.

  • Afghanistan's woeful water management delights neighbors

    Afghanistan's woeful water management delights neighbors

    Any effort by Afghanistan to improve water management could ruffle neighbors, who benefit from the country's losing two-thirds of its water due to lack of infrastructure.

  • In Pictures Global Moments

    A bride waits while a photographer attends to her groom’s hair at Beijing World Park.

  • In Pictures Afghanistan in winter

    A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks past the war-damaged Darlaman palace on a cold winter morning in Kabul, in December 2006. Many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.