Scenes from Afghanistan

A tiny girl at a window. Young police recruits. Elders at a Jirga. Portraits of an under-covered war

Published February 10, 2010 3:01PM (EST)

Editors' note: Photojournalist James Lee got himself to Afghanistan for an extended stay, based at Forward Operating Base Bostick near the Afghan village of Shamaser Kalay.  The former Marine is keeping a photo blog at the Ventura County Star.

We were so moved by his images -- a tiny girl at a window, young police recruits, elders attending a Jirga, Afghan boys jostling for humanitarian aid -- we asked if Salon could host the occasional slide show of scenes from our under-covered war.  Here's the first batch; let us know what you think.

By James Lee


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