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July 7th, 2011
05:47 AM ET

Embedded with U.S. Troops in Afghanistan: Capturing moments

CNN Producer Tommy Evans and Nick Paton Walsh were embedded with U.S. Troops at combat outposts in Afghanistan during moments of rest, and moments of extreme stress and fighting against the troop's opposition.

In the blink of an an eye, or the snap of a camera shutter, things can change. Tommy captured many moments during these times, which show as best as a picture can, what life is like in a mountainous war zone such as Afghanistan. Back|Story really feels the power and emotion that a still picture can capture and we know you do too.

So that is why we called Tommy while he was in Afghanistan and asked him to talk to us about these images; talk to us about what they meant, and the stories behind them as the journalist who took them.

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  1. Adam

    the war @ afghanistan & other places harbouring d so called terorrist had make d USA & allied forces operations on losses interms of: cost of weapons waste, salary & finiancial packages 2 trookps, claimed life's of combats's, insuarance cover, materials @war fields, cost of imformation, civilian casualties, food & aid supplies n yet d war 2d western world & allied countries is called IN*EVITABLE? after multiple's of attack 2d troops by opposition daily & combat haven't security of their lifes n properties?

    July 7, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Victor G.

    Tommi and Nick, thanks for daring to go front line. Whoa! it is a very powerful experience isn't it?
    It wil help us appreciate our Men in Uniform, it wil help us criticize them objectively and help us appreciate life for what it really is.
    Thanks for the pics, guys.
    God bless.

    July 7, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
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    such pixs n videos to some can be seen as location pixs in war movies. but these are risk taking in the front line of war-torn-zones where enemies carry explosives in their teeth. tommy n co. are certainly war heroes too.

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