Photo of the Day: Afghan Harvest

An Afghan farmer harvests wheat in the city of Bamiyan, near the ruins of the ancient Buddha statues that once stood in the city, in Afghanistan on July 30, 2010. Bamiyan stands in a valley stretching 100 km. through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond. The town was home to 2,000-year-old Buddha statues before they were destroyed by the Taliban, months before the US-led invasion in late 2001. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)