Reporter Anna Badkhen traveled around Afghanistan talking to Afghans about how closely they are following the headline-making events of the war. Both Afghan and American troops were killed last week when Taliban insurgents shot down their helicopter in eastern Afghanistan.

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Image by Anna Badkhen, Afghanistan, 2011
During the year that is supposed to determine Afghanistan’s future, Anna Badkhen gives readers a longer look at a deeply fissured nation that has endured war almost incessantly for millennia.

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