Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

Selected from thousands of photographs that are captured each year in Afghanistan during U.S. military operations, here and there you can see beautiful scenery and landscapes of the country. Its part one. Watch Part 2 Here

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

1. An Afghan shepherd carries out its flock through the hole in the wall in Helmand province. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

2. Afghan field in the restive Helmand province. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

3. Machine gun 50-caliber in the U.S. military helicopter over the opium poppy fields in Helmand river of the same province. The river irrigates a rich harvest in Afghanistan - poppy fields - from which opium is then processed into heroin. These illicit crops near the river Helmand up a large part of the world's heroin. (Photo by John Moore / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

4. Diverse landscape Paktika province. Province the size of Vermont shares with Pakistan border, 600 km. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

5. View from the transport plane at the Kunar December 15, 2009. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

6. View of the scenery Paktika province from a military helicopter. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

7. An aerial view of Kandahar during the operation to protect Afghan citizens. (Photo by Chris Hondros / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

8. View of the diverse landscapes of Paktika province from a military helicopter. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

9. All the same Paktika province. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

10. Chaplain Carl Sabler in a helicopter over the river Arghandab during moving between bases, which was a Catholic service for soldiers in Kandahar province. Military chaplains have traveled all over Afghanistan, supporting thousands of soldiers forced to serve away from home in harsh conditions. (Photo by John Moore / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

11. Type in Paktika province on Jan. 25, 2010. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

12. Aerial view of the Helmand River to the military and medical helicopters. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

13. Afghans near the rickshaw in the peasant fields near Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

14. Afghans working for a traditional brick factory near Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

15. Afghans play football. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

16. Gunner on a helicopter CH 53 during a flight from Feyzabada in Sazari-Sharif. In the province of Badakshan was not the Taliban until last year, but then they began to appear in the region, and since then has killed members of the local government, as well as attacks on German soldiers. (Photo by Miguel Villagran / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

17. Part of the Helmand river valley in the same province. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

18. CH-53 helicopter over the jagged landscape of the province of Farah in southwestern Afghanistan. For Marines who landed in the area in November 2008, joined by thousands of American soldiers in an additional 17,000 troops entering the territory of Afghanistan. (Photo by John Moore / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

19. Muslim cemetery with altitude helicopter near Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

20. Caravan of NATO in a cloud of dust in the desert near Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

21. The French commander at the door of the helicopter "Caracalla" of Kabul. Around 70,000 international troops, 40,000 of which are under NATO command, helped the Afghans fight the Taliban, ousted from Kabul. (JOEL SAGET / AFP / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

22. Afghan car in the desert near Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

23. Camels in the desert Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

24. Afghan leads camels through the desert in Marzhahe. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

25. French troops in a helicopter over the province of Kapisa. (JOEL SAGET / AFP / Getty Images)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

26. Part of the Helmand river valley in Helmand province. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

27. U.S. Marines gathered around a wounded comrade awaiting medical helicopter near Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

28. Shadow of the medical helicopter landing near Marzhaha. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

Aerial View of Afghanistan [Part 1]

29. A Marine with a machine gun 50 caliber in a helicopter CH-53 over the province of Helmand. Greater part of the province ruled by the Taliban, it was one of the fiercest battle fields between militants and soldiers. (Photo by John Moore / Getty Images)

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