Miles away from their families and their homes, troops in Afghanistan held Christmas celebrations at military bases and outposts. Soldiers from the U.S., France, and other countries involved in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) shared each other’s company for a traditional Christmas meal at the Kabul International Airport on Christmas Day. German Bundeswehr soldiers, meanwhile, set up traditional Christmas markets at their military outposts in Afghanistan.
In the field video and photos of an Afghan IED attack that injured Private Ryan Thomas, Indian sand artist sculpts in honor of Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, the Dashain and Navratri Hindu festivals get underway and more in today’s daily brief.
Surfers remember the victims of the 2002 Bali bombing in Indonesia, singers perform for an upcoming Grammy salute to Whitney Houston, anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators clashes with supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and more in today’s daily brief.
A giant marrow wins all six classes in the giant vegetable competition, environmentalists hold a mass floating event in the Dead Sea and more in today’s daily brief.
A fancy dress competition by Hindu devotees, Singapore celebrates 47 years of independence, heavy flooding continues in Manila and more in today’s daily brief.