I encourage you all to add this website to your bookmarks, as it's one of my favorite ways to get the news. Their photo essays are fantastic. I've posted about this site before and can't seem to stop!
I love this one specifically due to our recent Veterans Day Holiday. It reminds me of how proud I am of our military and how fortunate we are to live where we do. My brother served in Iraq a few years ago and I will admire him for that for the rest of my life. And, he'll never fully know the respect I have for his service.
Regardless of your thoughts on the mission there, take a look at the pictures. The area they are in is beautiful and it reminds me of how vastly different the world is. Here we are skiing down mountains while peoples' lives are being lost and at the same time, saved, across the globe in similar terrain.