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Vehicles are seen covered with snow at an avalanche site at ...

Vehicles are seen covered with snow at an avalanche site at Salang Pass, some 115 kilometers (71 miles) north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. The death toll from massive avalanches that blocked a mountain pass north of Kabul soared, as rescuers recovered 157 bodies, while hundreds more remained trapped in their snowbound vehicles, Afghan officials said Wednesday.

Afghans, carrying a few possessions, walk towards a restaurant ...

Afghans, carrying a few possessions, walk towards a restaurant after being evacuated following heavy snow which caused an the avalanche in the Salang Pass, some 100 kms north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Avalanches roared down a mountain pass north of Afghanistan’s capital, killing at least 28 people and leaving hundreds more stranded in their vehicles on snow-blocked roads, officials said Tuesday.

Afghan people wait in line to board army  trucks after heavy ...
Afghan people wait in line to board army trucks after heavy snow caused an avalanche in the Salang Pass, some 100 kms noth of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Avalanches roared down a mountain pass north of Afghanistan’s capital, killing at least 28 people and leaving hundreds more stranded in their vehicles on snow-blocked roads, officials said Tuesday
An Afghan man carries his luggage, Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010,  as ...

An Afghan man carries his luggage, Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, as he walks towards an army truck during the evacuation from the avalanche which struck the Salang Pass, some 100 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Officials said the avalanches have killed at least 28 people and left another 1,500 stranded in a snow-blocked mountain pass, with the Defense Ministry releasing a statement saying another 70 people have been injured as rescue efforts continued to dig out hundreds of vehicles stuck on the pass north of Kabul.

Members of the Afghan army carry the dead body of an avalanche ...
Members of the Afghan army carry the dead body of an avalanche victim at Salang Pass, some 115 kilometers (71 miles) north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. The death toll from massive avalanches that blocked a mountain pass north of Kabul soared, as rescuers recovered 157 bodies, while hundreds more remained trapped in their snowbound vehicles, Afghan officials said Wednesday
Afghan travellers enter the Salang Tunnel, some 160km north ...

Afghan travellers enter the Salang Tunnel, some 160km north of Kabul. A total of 160 bodies have been recovered from an area hit by avalanches in a treacherous mountain pass in northern Afghanistan, a provincial governor has said.

An Afghan woman, wearing a burkha, is seen with her son and ...

An Afghan woman, wearing a burkha, is seen with her son and a girl in a back street of Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.

An Afghan man pushes his bicycle through a snow-covered road ...

An Afghan man pushes his bicycle through a snow-covered road in Kabul on February 8. Rescuers recovered 39 bodies Wednesday after a series of avalanches on a treacherous mountain pass in northern Afghanistan, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 68, the army said.

Snow-covered houses are seen in Kabul on February 8. Another ...

Snow-covered houses are seen in Kabul on February 8. Another 39 bodies have been recovered from the site of avalanches on a treacherous mountain pass in the northof the country, bringing the official death toll from the disaster to 68, an army doctor said.

A U.S. soldier walks by an MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) ...

A U.S. soldier walks by an MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, at West of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.

A US marine dog handler with 1/3 Marines Alpha company waits ...

A US marine dog handler with 1/3 Marines Alpha company waits with his dog at a company operation base (COB) in Toor Ghar in the Helmand province on February 8. US Marines on Tuesday stepped up preparations for a major assault on a key Taliban bastion in southern Afghanistan hailed by officers as the biggest offensive of the eight-year war.

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter, right, used by Charlie Company, ...

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter, right, used by Charlie Company, Task Force Talon, powers up before a mission, at a forward operating base, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010. The Talon MEDEVAC in Helmand is one of several army aero-medical units positioned around southern Afghanistan by the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, known as Task Force Pegasus.

A convoy from the U.S. Marines from the 2nd MEB, 3rd Battalion, ...

A convoy from the U.S. Marines from the 2nd MEB, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines drive in the desert outside of Marjah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.

An Afghan army soldier carries a child, Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, ...

An Afghan army soldier carries a child, Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, during an evacuation from the avalanche which struck the Salang Pass, some 100 kms north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Officials said the avalanches have killed at least 28 people and left another 1,500 stranded in a snow-blocked mountain pass, with the Defense Ministry releasing a statement saying another 70 people have been injured as rescue efforts continued to dig out hundreds of vehicles stuck on the pass north of Kabul.

Afghans get into an army truck Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, after being ...

Afghans get into an army truck Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, after being evacuated from the avalanche which struck the Salang Pass, some 100 kms noth of Kabul, Afghanistan. Officials said the avalanches have killed at least 28 people and left another 1,500 stranded in a snow-blocked mountain pass, with the Defense Ministry releasing a statement saying another 70 people have been injured as rescue efforts continued to dig out hundreds of vehicles stuck on the pass north of Kabul.

Afghan men walk through a snow-covered road in Kabul on February ...
Afghan men walk through a snow-covered road in Kabul on February 8. An avalanche triggered by heavy snow has killed up to 30 people and left another 70 injured in the treacherous mountains of northern Afghanistan
An Afghan man, who registers passengers' names, take notes at ...
An Afghan man, who registers passengers’ names, take notes at a bus travel agency called Turkistan Bus Transportation in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
An Afghan removes snow from the roof of his house, Tuesday Feb. ...

An Afghan removes snow from the roof of his house, Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010, near the avalanche struck Salang Pass, some 100 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan Officials said the avalanches have killed at least 28 people and left another 1,500 stranded in a snow-blocked mountain pass, with the Defense Ministry releasing a statement saying another 70 people have been injured as rescue efforts continued to dig out hundreds of vehicles stuck on the pass north of Kabul.

Afghan women struggle to get inside an army truck near Salang ...

Afghan women struggle to get inside an army truck near Salang Pass, after an avalanche struck, some 100 kms noth of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. Avalanches roared down a mountain pass north of Afghanistan’s capital, killing at least 28 people and leaving hundreds more stranded in their vehicles on snow-blocked roads, officials said Tuesday.

An Afghan man works on an electricity pole in Kabul February ...

An Afghan man works on an electricity pole in Kabul February 9, 2010.

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