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The United States and allied forces have been in Afghanistan for over ten years, an occupation that approaches the 2014 deadline for a full withdrawal of those forces. As the transition draws closer, problems with security, the economy, and cultural mores are growing even more apparent. Included in this monthly look at Afghanistan are images that highlight these issues, as well as images that point to a more hopeful future. The activist group YoungWomen4Change prepares posters demanding women's rights even as the horrific torture of 15-year-old Sahar Gul, who refused her husband's family's demands that she become a prostitute, came to light. Also included here are images of another Afghan girl, 12-year-old Tarana Akbari, who witnessed the terrible suicide bombing in Kabul that killed at least 80 Shiites during observances of the Ashura holiday. The bombing has raised fears of renewed sectarian violence. -- Lane Turner (37 photos total)
A man feeds pigeons in front of the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-e-Sharif on December 22, 2011. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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KNEE-DEEP IN THE NETHERLANDS
KNEE-DEEP IN THE NETHERLANDS: A man watched water rise around his home in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Thursday. The nation—25% of which lies below sea level—has been drenched by heavy rains and buffeted by strong winds for days. (Robin Utrecht/European Pressphoto Agency)

TANGLED UP
TANGLED UP: Librada Martinez, a member of the Ava Guarani ethnic group, scuffled with police officers who worked to clear a square in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday. People have been occupying the square, demanding government aid. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press)

DISTRAUGHT
DISTRAUGHT: Estranged couple Matthew and Madonna Badger cried at the funeral for their three daughters in New York Thursday. Authorities say discarded fireplace ashes started a blaze at a Connecticut home where the girls died. Mrs. Badger and her friend escaped, but the girls and her parents were killed. (John Moore/Getty Images)

MOVING ON
MOVING ON: Boeing employees left a meeting Wednesday in Wichita, Kan., where it was announced that the company would relocate all of its Wichita operations by 2013. The closure will affect 2,160 workers. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT/Zuma Press)

DOWNTIME
DOWNTIME: Switzerland’s Dario Cologna lay down after crossing the finish line to win the FIS World Cup men’s cross-country skiing free-pursuit race from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Dobbiaco, Italy, Thursday. (Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters)

GOP ENDORSEMENT
GOP ENDORSEMENT: Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) listened as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a Boys and Girls Club in Salem, N.H., Thursday. Mr. McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, endorsed Mr. Romney. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

LANDSLIDE LOSS
LANDSLIDE LOSS: The body of a girl who was killed when a mountainside collapsed early Thursday morning in Pantukan, Philippines, lay in a funeral parlor. Dozens of people were killed in the gold-mining village. The government had warned that the mountain was certain to crumble. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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The Damm family in their car,Los Angeles, California 1987


The cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest posing for their picture on location at the Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon 1974


Johnny Depp with Helena Bonham Carter rehearse on the set of Sweeney Todd,Pinewood Studios, England 2007


Johnny Depp


Dustin Hoffman at the resevoir in Central Park between takes, Marathon Man, Manhattan, New York, 1975


Mona at a Table Blowing Smoke, 1976


Catherine Deneuve


Laurie on Pike Street.Seattle, Washington, 1983 (left), Heroin Addict on the Toilet,London, England, 1969 (right).


Jeanette Alejandro Looking Out Her Window in Brooklyn, 1978


Rat and Mike with a Gun,Seattle, Washington, USA, 1983


Gypsy Camp, Barcelona, Spain 1987


Tiny, Halloween, Seattle, Washington, 1983


Sue Gallo Baugher et Faye Gallo,Twinsburg, Ohio, 1998 (left), Street Child,Trabzon, Turkey, 1965 (right)


Boy with his Pet Cockatoo, Great Golden Circus, Ahmedabad, India, 1989


The Man Who Loved His Tree, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1989


Ram Prakash Singh with His Elephant Shyama.Great Golden Circus, Ahmedabad, 1990


Jennifer, Tiffany, and Carrie,Portsmouth, Ohio, 1989


Pro-Vietnam Demonstration, NY 1968


Henry Miller and Twinka,Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, 1975


Helena Bonham Carter


Director Francis Ford Coppola shelters himself from the driving rain that added to the troubles of an already beleaguered shoot for Apocalypse Now, 1979


Lilja wrapped in a towel after swimming.Safamýrarskóli, Reykjavik, Iceland 2006


Ingibjörg and Arna, best friends, during recess. Öskjuhlíðarskóli, Reykjavik, Iceland 2005


Alexander at home with a paper bag on his head. Reykjavik, Iceland 2006


Johnny Depp


Marlon Brando & Jack Nicholson on the set of The Missouri Breaks,Billings, Montana 1975


Ward 81, Oregon State Hospital,Salem, Oregon, 1976


Mona in Bed With Photo, 1976


Mona Dancing With a Man, 1976


Mary Ellen Mark by Anestis Diakopoulos

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