Sunday, August 22, 2010

Celebrating the 91st anniversary of the country’s independence

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Afghan Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak attend a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2010, to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the country’s independence. The ceremony commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi, which granted Afghanistan its independence from British rule in 1919. During the ceremony, Karzai also laid a wreath on the independence monument in memory of the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for the country’s freedom. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Lail, U.S. Air Force/Released)

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