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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2014

      Afghan army training

        © Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Afghan army officers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      October 21, 2014

      Afghan bomb blast survivor

      Massoud Hossaini/AP An Afghan National Army soldier who survived a road side bomb explosion walks past the site of the blast...

    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2014

      Waiting for custom

      Shah Marai/AFP An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid...

    2. September 30, 2014

      US and Afghanistan sign security deal

      The new government in Afghanistan signed security pacts with both the US and Nato on Tuesday which will allow around 12,000...

    3. September 29, 2014

      Ghani succeeds Karzai as Afghan president

      Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was inaugurated as president of Afghanistan on Monday, replacing Hamid Karzai in a ceremony that...

    4. September 26, 2014

      Dozens killed as Taliban storm strategic Afghanistan district

      GHAZNI, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province not far from the...

    5. September 22, 2014

      Afghan power sharing deal gets off to a shaky start

      The two have been arguing for months. Their supporters threatened violent revolt, causing the price of bullets to rise, got...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      August 29, 2014

      Soviet era tank top

      Jawad Jalali/EPA An Afghan youth sits astride the gun barrel of a Soviet-era tank, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday. Soviet...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2014

      Afghan independence celebration

      Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images A guard of honour stands as the national anthem plays during an event to mark Independence Day...

    8. August 8, 2014

      Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal

      The two men vying to succeed Hamid Karzai as Afghanistan’s president have agreed on a unity government to end their dispute...

    9. August 7, 2014

      Taliban’s summer surge threatens Afghanistan’s stability

      As politicians in Kabul wrangle over the result of Afghanistan’s contested presidential election, Taliban forces have used...

    10. August 5, 2014

      US general shot dead in Afghanistan attack

      US Army Major General Harold Greene was identified as the most senior officer killed in the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon...

    11. July 25, 2014

      Afghanistan: open for business?

      It took two weeks for Sayed Khalid’s family to walk 225km from Kabul to Peshawar – and almost 20 years for him to get back....

    12. FT Photo Diary

      July 24, 2014

      Eid al-Fitr preparations

      Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Afghan men make special sweets at a traditional factory during the holy Muslim fasting month of...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      July 17, 2014

      Militant attack on Kabul airport

      Omar Sobhani/Reuters A Nato helicopter flies over Kabul airport, Afghanistan, during an attack on the terminal by militants...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      July 15, 2014

      Shrapnel in Kabul

      Rahmat Gul/AP Afghan security personnel investigate a damaged minivan which was hit by a remote controlled bomb on the...

    15. July 13, 2014

      Afghan presidential rivals agree to full recount of vote

      Afghanistan has stepped back from an escalating crisis over its disputed election as the two rivals for the presidency...

    16. July 11, 2014

      Kerry faces weekend of frantic diplomacy as crises multiply

      US secretary of state John Kerry has embarked on a frenetic long weekend of personal diplomacy to try to salvage two of the...

    17. July 11, 2014

      US looks to cool Afghanistan poll tensions

      The US has launched an urgent effort to stop Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election disintegrating into a conflict...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      July 8, 2014

      Karzai's portrait comes down

      Omar Sobhani/Reuters Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah take down a large portrait of Afghan...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2014

      Supporting Abdullah Abdullah

      Rahmat Gul/AP Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah chant slogans during a protest in Kabul,...

    20. June 14, 2014

      Afghans ignore Taliban threats and vote again in final test

      KABUL, June 14 – Polls closed in Afghanistan on Saturday after a mostly peaceful run-off to elect a successor to President...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      June 12, 2014

      Afghan soldiers get ready for poll patrol

      Omar Sobhani/Reuters Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to leave their base for a patrol at polling stations in the...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      June 6, 2014

      Abdullah Abdullah assassination attempt

      Majid Saeed/Getty People look down at the site of a suicide attack that struck the convoy of presidential candidate Abdullah...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      May 21, 2014

      Keeping secure in Afghanistan

      Massoud Hossaini/AP A girl sits on the ground with her back against a concrete security wall in Kabul, Afghanistan   ...

    24. May 5, 2014

      Afghanistan: Moscow brings back the memories

      The Russians are returning to Afghanistan. A quarter of a century after the end of the Soviet occupation, Moscow wants...

    25. May 4, 2014

      Afghanistan landslide rescue effort to focus on displaced

      KABUL, May 3 - Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast,...

    26. April 29, 2014

      Wealthy Afghans look overseas for bolt-hole

      Rich Afghans have been buying up property in Turkey as an insurance policy against possible problems at home after the...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      April 25, 2014

      Memorial to victims of war in Afghanistan

      Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images Afghan children pose for a photograph holding images of victims of war during a memorial...

    28. April 24, 2014

      Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack

      KABUL, April 24 – Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in...

    29. April 6, 2014

      Nato commander urges Kabul to allow foreign force to remain

      Nato’s commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hit back at fears that the drawdown of his troops could lead to the collapse into...

    30. April 5, 2014

      Afghans brave fear of violence to vote in presidential election

      Afghanistan prepares to vote Many Afghans braved the threat of Taliban attack to turn out for a historic but messy...

    31. April 4, 2014

      Discord grows as voters struggle to make their mark in Afghan poll

      Afghanistan prepares to vote Mohammed Reza went to register this week for Afghanistan’s historic presidential election – but...

    32. April 3, 2014

      Afghanistan: Into the unknown

      The spring blossoms beginning to flourish beneath the snow-capped peaks flanking the Panjshir valley in Afghanistan cannot...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      April 2, 2014

      Face of support for Afghanistan elections

      Ahmad Masood/Reuters A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah attends the final day of election...

    34. March 28, 2014

      Taliban gunmen storm guest house in upmarket Kabul

      Militants stormed a guest house in the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Friday, trapping six foreign nationals in an attack...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      March 10, 2014

      Honouring Afghanistan’s late vice-president

      Anja Niedringhaus/AP An Afghan honour guard stands next to pictures of late Afghan vice-president Mohammed Qasim Fahim...

    36. March 9, 2014

      Afghan vice-president dies ahead of poll

      KABUL – Afghanistan's vice-president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, died of natural causes on Sunday, only weeks before the...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      March 5, 2014

      Afghan presidential election campaign candidate

      Massoud Hossaini/AP Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah throw shredded paper on his head as they...

    38. February 25, 2014

      US prepares for full withdrawal from Afghanistan

      Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to prepare for a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the...

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