USA strikes back—the war in pictures 

The Tribune
October 21, 2001

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US Air Force crew members sit in the empty back of their C-17 Globemaster III and play cards after the high-altitude drop of humanitarian daily rations (HDR) over northern Afghanistan on October 19, 2001. The C-17, which flew from Ramstein air base in southwestern Germany, dropped 42 Triads containing 17,220 HDRs in only seven seconds. Over 550,000 HDR's have been dropped into Afghanistan since the humanitarian relief effort began. óREUTERS