As the year went by, battles, drone attacks and conflicts raged on, reminding the world yet again that war is not good.

A US army soldier with the 101st Airborne Division Alpha Battery 1-320th fires an AT-4 as Combat Outpost Nolen on the outskirts of the village of Jellawar in the Arghandab Valley came under Taliban attack on September 11, 2010. - Photo by AFP.
A US army soldier with the 101st Airborne Division Alpha Battery 1-320th fires an AT-4 as Combat Outpost Nolen on the outskirts of the village of Jellawar in the Arghandab Valley came under Taliban attack on September 11, 2010. - Photo by AFP.
An Israeli motorist runs down a masked Palestinian youth who was standing among a group of youngsters throwing stones at Israeli cars on October 8, 2010 in the mostly Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. - Photo by AFP.
An Israeli motorist runs down a masked Palestinian youth who was standing among a group of youngsters throwing stones at Israeli cars on October 8, 2010 in the mostly Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. - Photo by AFP.
A Palestinian youth is arrested by Israeli soldiers for throwing stones during a protest by foreign, Israeli and Palestinian demonstrators against the Jewish settlement of Karmi Tsour close to the Palestinian village of Beit Omar, north of the West Bank town of Hebron, on October 23, 2010. - Photo by AFP.
A Palestinian youth is arrested by Israeli soldiers for throwing stones during a protest by foreign, Israeli and Palestinian demonstrators against the Jewish settlement of Karmi Tsour close to the Palestinian village of Beit Omar, north of the West Bank town of Hebron, on October 23, 2010. - Photo by AFP.
In this Feb. 10, 2010 file photo, Canadian Warrant Officer Patrick Farell, 33, from Kelligrews, Newfoundland, Canada, of the 3th Battalion, of Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry talks to local villagers during a foot patrol in a village West of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Southern Afghanistan. - Photo by AP.
In this Feb. 10, 2010 file photo, Canadian Warrant Officer Patrick Farell, 33, from Kelligrews, Newfoundland, Canada, of the 3th Battalion, of Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry talks to local villagers during a foot patrol in a village West of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Southern Afghanistan. - Photo by AP.
In this May 8, 2010 file photo, a tattoo on the back of US Army Sgt. James Wilkes of Rochester, NY, is seen through his torn shirt after a foot patrol with 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, of the 5th Styker Brigade in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. The full tattoo reads, ?Sacrifice. Without fear there is no courage.? - Photo by AP.
In this May 8, 2010 file photo, a tattoo on the back of US Army Sgt. James Wilkes of Rochester, NY, is seen through his torn shirt after a foot patrol with 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, of the 5th Styker Brigade in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. The full tattoo reads, ?Sacrifice. Without fear there is no courage.? - Photo by AP.
In this May 28, 2010 file photo, an Afghan boy scurries past a burning oil tanker carrying fuel supplies for Nato forces after it was allegedly attacked by Taliban on Jalalabad highway, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. - Photo by AP.
In this May 28, 2010 file photo, an Afghan boy scurries past a burning oil tanker carrying fuel supplies for Nato forces after it was allegedly attacked by Taliban on Jalalabad highway, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. - Photo by AP.
In this July 30, 2010 file photo, a US medevac helicopter arrives to evacuate Spc. Jeremy Kuehl, 24 of Altoona, Iowa, and from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, who was seriously wounded when he stepped on an improvised mine near Command Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. - Photo by AP.
In this July 30, 2010 file photo, a US medevac helicopter arrives to evacuate Spc. Jeremy Kuehl, 24 of Altoona, Iowa, and from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, who was seriously wounded when he stepped on an improvised mine near Command Outpost Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan. - Photo by AP.
In this April 23, 2010 file photo, men carry a victim injured in one of a series of parked car bombs in the Shia stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq. - Photo by AP.
In this April 23, 2010 file photo, men carry a victim injured in one of a series of parked car bombs in the Shia stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq. - Photo by AP.
In this Nov. 30, 2010 file photo, members of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., sit in the belly of a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad as they begin their journey home after a year in Iraq. - Photo by AP.
In this Nov. 30, 2010 file photo, members of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., sit in the belly of a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad as they begin their journey home after a year in Iraq. - Photo by AP.
A soldier with an injured ankle from the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is assisted past his burning M-ATV armored vehicle after it struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on a road near Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley in this picture taken July 23, 2010. None of the four soldiers in the vehicle were seriously injured in the explosion. - Photo by Reuters.
A soldier with an injured ankle from the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is assisted past his burning M-ATV armored vehicle after it struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on a road near Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley in this picture taken July 23, 2010. None of the four soldiers in the vehicle were seriously injured in the explosion. - Photo by Reuters.
Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound now used as a command center for the US Marine Corps's First Battalion, Eighth Marines at Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province November 10, 2010. Musa Qala is an important battleground in the war against Taliban insurgents and the narcotics industry. The town has changed hands several times, most recently in December 2007 when Afghan and international forces retook the town from the Taliban. - Photo by Reuters.
Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound now used as a command center for the US Marine Corps's First Battalion, Eighth Marines at Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province November 10, 2010. Musa Qala is an important battleground in the war against Taliban insurgents and the narcotics industry. The town has changed hands several times, most recently in December 2007 when Afghan and international forces retook the town from the Taliban. - Photo by Reuters.
A Palestinian reacts in a mosque after it was gutted by a fire in the West Bank village of Libban al-Sharqia near Nablus May 4, 2010. Palestinians accused Jewish settlers of setting fire to the mosque in the occupied West Bank, an incident that coincided with a US envoy's mission to get Middle East peace talks going. - Photo by Reuters.
A Palestinian reacts in a mosque after it was gutted by a fire in the West Bank village of Libban al-Sharqia near Nablus May 4, 2010. Palestinians accused Jewish settlers of setting fire to the mosque in the occupied West Bank, an incident that coincided with a US envoy's mission to get Middle East peace talks going. - Photo by Reuters.
An armoured vehicle from the Centurion Company, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team is framed by a bolt of lightning during a storm at Combat Outpost Terminator in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province April 19, 2010. - Photo by Reuters.
An armoured vehicle from the Centurion Company, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team is framed by a bolt of lightning during a storm at Combat Outpost Terminator in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province April 19, 2010. - Photo by Reuters.
A Kashmiri protester runs as a tear gas shell fired by the Indian police explodes during an anti-Indian protest in Srinagar February 20, 2010. Indian police in Srinagar used tear smoke shells to disperse Kashmiri protesters during a strike called by the region's hardliner faction of the Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference against what Hurriyat says is the continuous human rights violation on Kashmiri people by Indian security forces. - Photo by Reuters.
A Kashmiri protester runs as a tear gas shell fired by the Indian police explodes during an anti-Indian protest in Srinagar February 20, 2010. Indian police in Srinagar used tear smoke shells to disperse Kashmiri protesters during a strike called by the region's hardliner faction of the Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference against what Hurriyat says is the continuous human rights violation on Kashmiri people by Indian security forces. - Photo by Reuters.
US Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province February 13, 2010. - Photo by Reuters.
US Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province February 13, 2010. - Photo by Reuters.

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