TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Bureau of Prisons confirms release of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, captured on Afghanistan battlefield in 2001.


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CALAIS, France—After fleeing their homes in places like Sudan and Afghanistan, migrants gathered in the northern French port city of Calais endure another kind of misery in a huge and squalid makeshift camp or in scattered open-air outposts.
Each night, they try to finish the final 31 miles (50 kilometers) of their journey by sneaking across the English Channel to settle in Britain.
The main “jungle,” as the camps are known, is a wind-swept stretch of scrubland surrounded by sand dunes where they take shelter under small tents or tarp held up with sticks. Amenities are almost non-existent.
At dusk, migrants converge in fields or on highways in a bid to sneak through Eurotunnel’s security net, cutting holes in fences, or climbing over them, and trying to outsmart security forces. Like shadows, they walk train tracks leading to the mouth of the tunnel.
“We plan like soldiers,” said Khan Tarakhil, who came from Afghanistan. But in the end, he says, “it’s all about luck.”
Here is a gallery of images by Emilio Morenatti, chief photographer for The Associated Press in Spain and Portugal, recounting migrants’ lives in Calais.

Jan. 23, 2015 — Pictures of the Day

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Photos from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan and Greece.

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought…

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Pictures of the Day — Dec. 19, 2014

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Photos from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Australia and Spain.

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The Afghan Taliban killed a Supreme Court official, a dozen mine clearers and several national and foreign soldiers but also suffered heavy losses from intensifying violence ahead of the withdrawal…

Dec. 11, 2014 — Pictures of the Day

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Photos from Afghanistan, the West Bank, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

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