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Check out the full photo sets over at The Atlantic and a similar one at The Big Picture.

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.

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 A US soldier observes a bombing strike from a US fighter jet during a firefight at Outpost Bari Alai in Kunar on Sept. 15.

53 more photos over at the Big Picture – HERE

I can’t get enough of these pics every month.

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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):

  • The Big Picture – HERE
  • The Atlantic – HERE

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Full photo set – HERE

The pictures look a lot happier this month for some reason. It almost makes it look like a decent place to live.

Hardly any military/gun related pics, I was almost tempted to not post about it.

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James Edward Orr, 20, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company, lifts weights made from barbed wire at a makeshift gym at an outpost in Kunjak in Helmand province, Feb. 17. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

And I thought prison gyms on TV shows looked badass!  You can’t get much more badass than lifting spooled up barbed wire.  That Marine needs to get those pants fixed though. You can’t be too safe with that don’t ask don’t tell policy. LOL

The full picture set at the Big Picture – HERE

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