Photo Essays

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...

Death in the Dust

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

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

Dog Fighting in Afghanistan

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

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...

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...

Battle in Kandahar

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