Pictures of the Day: Monday, Jan. 18, 2010

Afghan security forces gather at the scene of attack in central Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Taliban militants struck the heart of the Afghan government in Kabul on Monday, prompting fierce gunbattles after a suicide bomber blew himself
Ahmad Massoud / AP


Militants struck the center of Kabul, detonated two suicide bombs and fought Afghan security forces. Many were wounded, some critically, in the battle that took place only 50 yards away from the gates of the presidential palace.