The US ousted the Taliban from power in Afghanistan in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks. However, the level of violence in the country remains high. The past year has seen a surge in targeted killings of journalists, activists, and other civil society figures. The U.S. has now proposed a peace agreement between the Taliban and Afghan’s Democratic government.
(Photo by The U.S. Army) Photo used under CC BY
The Olympic Torch Relay was first performed in the 1936 Summer Olympics and has taken place before every Olympic Games since. The torch and torch bearer shown here is from the Greek portion of the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay with a lighting ceremony in Patras, Greece.
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