My sister sent me some photos from a friend taken along the Alaskan Pipeline haul road. Here you see a Golden Eagle and an Arctic Fox debating who gets to dine first, click on the thumbnails, the photos are great.
The Taliban attacked a village in Darra, killing five Qasimkhel tribesmen in Chargano, and then looting the town (I’ve been telling you that the Taliban are bandits and dacoits at heart all along – they pulled in flatbeds and took appliances.) The battle lasted thirty five hours, and the military did not intervene. A delegation of elders from another village who tried to intervene were chased off with gunfire from the Taliban.