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Afghanistan 2013

From December 2012 through February 2013, I returned to Afghanistan as an embedded contractor with a US Army unit in Bagram, Afghanistan. I got to travel quite a bit from there, and like during my previous deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, I brought a camera along.
 
A lot more pictures are on my Picasa pagePlease contact me if you want full-resolution versions or if you plan to use any of these pictures.

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Stopover in Dubai 
on the way downrange

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A snow-covered mountain pass 
between Bagram and Kabul

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Elevation controller of an old 
Russian anti-aircraft cannon

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The air base never sleeps.

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Custom embroidered patches were 
a booming business. 

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A warm fire on a cold night 
in Kandahar

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Shaped over eons
Strange landscapes painted in dust
Colors of the wind

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Flags of the Coalition countries at 
ISAF Joint Command, Kabul 

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Ruins bear silent witness 
to past battles.