Photo Essays

Pakistan’s Struggle for Power

Muhammad Ali is a fixture on the streets of Lyari Town, a notoriously lawless part of Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital. Ali has the Sisyphean task of...

In the Taliban's Heartland

TIME photographer Majid was lucky to escape with his life when he fell afoul of a Taliban patrol in Kandahar. Although he was beaten and saw his cameras smashed...

Dog Fighting in Afghanistan

In the winter months, the brutal sport has made a comeback since the Taliban's ouster. Photographs by Lorenzo Tugnoli

Death in the Dust

The Taliban's doomed prison revolt spawns the war's biggest bloodbath

The Battle for Konduz

Images from the Northern Alliance's final assault on the Taliban in northern Afghanistan

Making Movies in Afghanistan

Ten years into the NATO-led war to oust the Taliban, filmmakers and actors say they still face suicide attacks and bombings for practicing their craft...

The Challenge of Helmand

A British unit plays cat and mouse with the Taliban in a strategically vital province of Afghanistan Photographs for TIME by Zalmai

Battle in Kandahar

Afghanistan's spring fighting season begins as the Taliban stages a firefight that paralyzes the southern Afghan city of Kandahar

Afghanistan's Graffiti Wars

The artwork of Taliban, American and British forces competes on the walls of a Helmand province compound Photographs by Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters