Most of the time when I see pictures of Afghanistan I think “Wow that really looks like it sucks there”. I see it’s winter there now though, and it appears to suck even more than usual.
Japanese soldiers involved in street fighting in Shanghai, China in 1937. The battle of Shanghai lasted from August through November of 1937, eventually involving nearly one million troops. In the end, Shanghai fell to the Japanese, after over 150,000 casualties combined.
Check 44 more photos of different events before the war at the Atlantic photo blog – HERE
A U.S. soldier controls the area outside the gate of a U.S. base after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Three insurgents attacked a NATO base on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Saturday but were killed by coalition forces before they could enter the compound, NATO and Afghan police said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
So much for Afghanistan looking like a Utopia like It did the last couple of months in these picture sets.
Two photo sets for you to check out this month (some duplicate pictures):
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jessica Clymen (R) from Regimental Combat Team 8 shakes hands with a young Afghan girl in the town of Musa Qala in Helmand province on April 9, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Peter Parks
Full photo set – HERE
This photo set is a lot like the March set I posted. Definitely a lot happier there than it was even 6 months ago.
Give it another year and I might want a condo there!