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Bag’s Take-Away:The reason why the photo of the Afghan soldiers behind the tree was in so many photo galleries yesterday? Well sure, it’s a super-kinetic shot. The guy flinching has a political twist as well, though. With the Afghans losing their grip on the Capitol, here attempting to defend the U.S. Embassy, for God’s sake, even if the tree guy is just reacting to the noise and the middle guy is just in a guarded stance, (award points to the Taliban) it’s the same body language as cowering.
(photo: Ahmad Masood/Reuters. caption: Afghan police officers fired toward buildings that Taliban insurgents took over during an attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Militants fired grenades and assault rifles at the embassy and other sites in the capital, while suicide bombers struck police buildings.)
Meanwhile, in news from Afghanistan (courtesy of the Army Flickr page), we saved two puppies!
(photo: uncredited/ Army Flickr Stream caption: U.S. Army Spc. Ahren Blake, a combat medic from Clinton, Iowa, with Company D, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, a part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, holds two puppies he found at an observation post in the Aziz Khan Kats Mountain Valley range near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, April 15. The puppies have been living with the Afghan National Army Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 201st Infantry Corps, which man the Ops that 3rd Platoon visited.)