Afghanistan: April 2014

Earlier this month, Afghans went to the polls despite scattered Taliban attacks and threats of even more violence, taking part in the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. No candidate won a clear majority, so a run-off election will be held in June. As Afghans look toward their uncertain future, NATO forces continue their draw-down. Soldiers are at work demolishing structures on Forward Operating Bases, preparing to hand over property to the Afghan government, and readying huge amounts of equipment for redeployment before the scheduled pull-out by the end of 2014. Gathered here are images from the past month, part of the ongoing series here on Afghanistan.

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