Warning signs inside mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle. Wear your seat belt, soldier -- this is a war zone.
UPDATE: @Cedarflame comments, "Great job, I have really enjoyed seeing things from all the different perspectives. And you proved your Uber-Geekness when you picked a 20 dollar rug with weapons on it over emeralds. Maybe they will have a nice Bullet drink shaker to round off your souvenir collection." If I ever get one of those, I'll know what to pour in it.
More pics after the jump, including a giant Afghan wedding hall.
View out the back of a military vehicle in convoy, leaving base.
Breaking bread with Brigadier General Ben Hodges.
Soviet rubble at Kabul Military Training Center. It's like taking a picture of the Grand Canyon -- totally self-consciously trite and jaw-dropping at the same time.
Blackhawk in repose.
Giant modern wedding hall in central Kabul.