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View of the Hindu Kush

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This photo captures Captain Don Moss, USAF and Capt Brett Evans, USA of PRT Paktya at COP Herrera in April 2009.  Photo shows them in Jaji District of Paktya Province.  Behind them is Hindu Kush mountain range to the East.

Photo submitted by Don Moss of the United States of America.

Contest entry D0081.

Greetings,
Would like to submit the following photo for consideration in your Afghanistan Matters photo contest under the Beautiful Afghanistan category.  Information below and thanks for your time…
Capt Don Moss, USAF
831-521-1789 (cell) or 618-229-2969 (work)
My name can be displayed and I have read and agree with the official contest rules.
The attached photo captures Captain Don Moss, USAF and Capt Brett Evans, USA of PRT Paktya at COP Herrera in April 2009.  Photo shows them in Jaji District of Paktya Province.  Behind them is Hindu Kush mountain range to the East.
Thanks for your time…
Very Respectfully,
Capt Don Moss
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Sunrise over Bamyan Valley

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Bamyan Valley is home to the giant ancient Buddha statues, at least what is left of them after the Taliban destroyed them in 2001. They valley is stunning with a rich history, some of it very prosperous and powerful, other times tragic and violent (Ghengis Khan destroyed it in the 13th century).

Contest entry B0080.

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Working the Grid

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Afghans prepare their fields for farming as the weather begins to warm up in Southern Afghanistan. This image displays the gunner’s view from an MI-17 tactical helicopter during a battlefield circulation, March 13, 2010. General Qsime, Afghan National Army 205th Corps vice commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Bedwell, 205th Coalition Mentor Team deputy commander stopped at four different Forward Operating Bases and visited over 400 205th Corps ANA soldiers to discuss upcoming combat operations and quality of life issues at each location.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0079.

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Colorful Terrain

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This image displays the gunner’s view from an MI-17 tactical helicopter during a battlefield circulation across Southern Afghanistan, March 4, 2010. General Qsime, Afghan National Army 205th Corps vice commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Bedwell, 205th Coalition Mentor Team deputy commander stopped at four different Forward Operating Bases and visited over 400 205th Corps ANA soldiers to discuss upcoming combat operations and quality of life issues at each location.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry Boo78.

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Gunner’s View

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This image displays the gunner’s view from an MI-17 tactical helicopter during a battlefield circulation across Southern Afghanistan, March 4, 2010. General Qsime, Afghan National Army 205th Corps vice commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Bedwell, 205th Coalition Mentor Team deputy commander stopped at four different Forward Operating Bases and visited over 400 205th Corps ANA soldiers to discuss upcoming combat operations and quality of life issues at each location.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0077.

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Rainy Season

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Mountains surrounded by the clouds from Afghanistan rainy season just north west of Delaram, Helmand province.  April 2009.

Photo by Cory Smith of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0076.

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God’s Canvas

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Some things just take your breath away.  Sunrise helicopter trip through Ghor province 2006.

Photo by Brendan Smith of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry B0075.

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Snow in Black & White

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Mountains around Kabul dusted with snow, February 2010.

Photo by Ed Ledford of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0074.

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Gentle “Cow” Hills

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Gentle hills in Logar, lit by the setting sun, seem to roll ad infinitum – near Puli Alam, August 2009.

Photo by Ed Ledford of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0073.

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Mountains Aflame

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Sunset lights the mountains afire near Musa Qaleh, 22 January 2010.

Photo by Ed Ledford of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0072.

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