This photo taken by AFP photographer Massoud Hossaini won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. On Dec. 6, 2011, Afghan Tarana Akbari, 12, cried near dead and injured people after explosions during a religious ceremony in the center of Kabul. Several members of her family were killed. List of 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners: http://www.pulitzer.org/node/8501
- The New Year began violently in Afghanistan, with three bombings killing 13 people in one day in Kandahar. Meanwhile, the foreign troop withdrawal process continued, as more responsibility was transferred to Afghan security forces. The goal is a complete withdrawal by the end of 2014. (41 photos total)
- As the transition in Afghanistan draws closer, problems with security, the economy, and cultural mores are growing even more apparent. Included in this monthly look at Afghanistan are images that highlight these issues.