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The Guardian: Inside Camp Bastion

August 16, 2011

It is home to 30,000 people, has its own airport, fire station and police force – and in six years has grown to a city the size of Reading. Nick Hopkins visits Britain’s vast military base in the Afghanistan desert.

The planes tend to arrive at night, and if the sky is clear, the moon bathes the airport with an ethereal, ghostly light. A film of dust and sand covers the tarmac and shimmers silver in the dark, conjuring familiar images of lunar walks made by astronauts a generation ago.

Continues at: – Inside Camp Bastion

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 16, 2011 16:52

    I wish Nick Hopkins may visit Britain’s vast military base peacefully, withouth any problem and He my give impulse to warriors.
    Sincerily Claudio Alpaca

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