The Guardian has a moving dispatch and video about civilian casualties of U.S. and NATO air strikes in Afghanistan. In 2008, more than 600 people were killed because of the bombings.

It was 7.30 on a hot July morning when the plane came swooping low over the remote ravine. Below, a bridal party was making its way to the groom’s village in an area called Kamala, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, to prepare for the celebrations later that day.

The first bomb hit a large group of children who had run on ahead of the main procession. It killed most of them instantly.

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Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.