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  1. Wat Chedi Luang

    Snapshot Title: Wat Chedi Luang
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Very near Center of Chiang Mai



  2. Wat Phra Singh

    Snapshot Title: Wat Phra Singh
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

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  3. Aerostat observation balloon

    Snapshot Title: Aerostat observation balloon
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Panjway, Afghanistan: Amphitheater of War
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    These things are tethered all over the place. At the bottom is always a military base, but not all military bases have them.



  4. Towers Galore

    Snapshot Title: Towers Galore
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Panjway, Afghanistan: Amphitheater of War
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Often towers such as this are on bases, or in some sort of protected area. This is not always the case.



  5. Machine gun Position and Outhouses

    Snapshot Title: Machine gun Position and Outhouses
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Panjway, Afghanistan: Amphitheater of War
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    The outhouses are a clue that American or Coalition forces might be there. (The sandbags and Hescos are not Afghan, but we supply.)



  6. Security wall

    Snapshot Title: Security wall
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Panjway, Afghanistan: Amphitheater of War
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Amazing how much fighting happens in this wide open terrain. If our goal was to wipe out the enemy without regard to genocide, that could be done in an hour or two. But counterinsurgency has taken m...



  7. Tower in Arghandab

    Snapshot Title: Tower in Arghandab
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Panjway, Afghanistan: Amphitheater of War
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    The enemy forces many cell towers to shut down at night. Taliban likes cell phones, but we use them for targeting. Of course they know this and want them off at night. iPhones and Blackberries work...



  8. Tower

    Snapshot Title: Tower
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Panjway, Afghanistan: Amphitheater of War
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Arghandab River valley. One heck of a battleground.



  9. Grain elevator

    Snapshot Title: Grain elevator
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Mosul, Iraq, from FOB Marez
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Deuce Four was here.



  10. What sort of Watch?

    Snapshot Title: What sort of Watch?
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Dead Taliban Chora, Urozgan Province, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Doesn't look like this one:

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  11. Mysterious water well

    Snapshot Title: Mysterious water well
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Kak Kohzad, aka Kafir Qala
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    The well is just on the top side of this path.



  12. The Mysterious water Well

    Snapshot Title: The Mysterious water Well
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Kak Kohzad, aka Kafir Qala, 360 Pano
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Why did a well way up here?



  13. Windy conditions

    Snapshot Title: Windy conditions
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Kandy
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Kept the camera vibrating and there is no image stabilization on the Canon 400mm f5.6, making the image a bit soft.



  14. Three-wheeler

    Snapshot Title: Three-wheeler
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Kandy
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    In Sri Lanka, these are called three-wheelers. Thailand: Tuk Tuk. India: Autorickshaw



  15. Port in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Snapshot Title: Port in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Port, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Few people were out due to local New Years celebrations in mid-April, 2011.



  16. Bats in Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Snapshot Title: Bats in Kandy, Sri Lanka
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Birds & the Bats
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Many trees were filled with bats.

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  17. Cotton

    Snapshot Title: Cotton
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Cotton Tree, Sri Lanka
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Cotton tree, Sri Lanka



  18. Inside St. Lucia's Cathedral

    Snapshot Title: Inside St. Lucia's Cathedral
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: St. Lucia's Cathedral (inside)
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Colombo, Sri Lanka



  19. St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Snapshot Title: St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Many Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus in Sri Lanka.



  20. Buddhist Temple

    Snapshot Title: Buddhist Temple
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Colombo
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Inside Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka.



  21. Brick factory?

    Snapshot Title: Brick factory?
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: ANA Base
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Farah Province, Afghanistan



  22. Aerostat tethered survellience balloon

    Snapshot Title: Aerostat tethered survellience balloon
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Kak Kohzad, aka Kafir Qala, 360 Pano
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan for base security and watching the nearby community. Works day or night. Cannot see threw women's clothes, but can see far.



  23. ANP -- Afghan National Policeman

    Snapshot Title: ANP -- Afghan National Policeman
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Kak Kohzad, aka Kafir Qala, 360 Pano
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Some police provided security for our trip to Kafir Qala



  24. Military Base

    Snapshot Title: Military Base
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: From Kafir Qala water well in Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Farah Province, Afghanistan



  25. Old Hotel

    Snapshot Title: Old Hotel
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Citidal of Alexander the Great. Farah Province, Afghanistan.



  26. Yoga?

    Snapshot Title: Yoga?
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Never know what you'll see in a Gigapan



  27. Police Checkpost before Chora

    Snapshot Title: Police Checkpost before Chora
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Taliban Country, Urozgan Province, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    The shredded police vehicle is difficult to see and is in the middle of the snapshot.



  28. Graveyard

    Snapshot Title: Graveyard
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Farah Province, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Farah, Afghanistan



  29. American and Italian Provincial Reconstruction Base

    Snapshot Title: American and Italian Provincial Reconstruction Base
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Farah Province, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    They have a runway where C-130s and many other aircraft land. (I don't know what sort of aircraft this is.)



  30. Alexander the Great Citadel in Farah, Afghanistan

    Snapshot Title: Alexander the Great Citadel in Farah, Afghanistan
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Farah Province, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    A few miles from the Italian and American Provincial Reconstruction Team base.

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  31. Cold Day in Dehrwud

    Snapshot Title: Cold Day in Dehrwud
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Dehrwud Market
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Southern Urozgan province. We drove down from Tarin Kot.



  32. Soccer Ball

    Snapshot Title: Soccer Ball
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Apparently a boy or young man watching a newly scraped field.



  33. Old armored vehicles

    Snapshot Title: Old armored vehicles
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Probably did not belong to Alexander.



  34. City within a City?

    Snapshot Title: City within a City?
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Maybe this was Alexander's Forbidden City at this giant citadel.



  35. White salts

    Snapshot Title: White salts
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    I am told that crops cannot grow with high concentrations of this stuff, and I see it in many places.



  36. Shepherd at work

    Snapshot Title: Shepherd at work
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Probably wishes he had an iPod



  37. Manmade caves

    Snapshot Title: Manmade caves
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Some people live and do drugs in these caves. (As per a local, and i did see evidence of drug use.)



  38. Is that guy dead?

    Snapshot Title: Is that guy dead?
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Barefooted man on the ground. I guess we'll never know.



  39. Communications tower

    Snapshot Title: Communications tower
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    In city of Farah



  40. Communications tower

    Snapshot Title: Communications tower
    Taken by: Michael Yon

    Image: Alexander the Great Citadel, Farah, Afghanistan
    Image Owner: Michael Yon



    Description:

    Cell phones are common in Afghanistan.



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