Heavy equipment works along the still under construction Bamiyan-Yakawlang road June 10, 2011 in Yakawlang, Afghanistan. The 69 Million US$ project is supported by the Government of Japan and World Bank. The 90K road project was started three years ago and is slated to be finished within another year. This new road means faster travel from Bamiyan to Afghanistan's only national park, Band-e-Amir. This is in of the safest parts of the country and the hope is to expand tourism in the region. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

11 Jun 2011 12:32:00