36. The Afghanistan Blizzard

Photographer: Mathieu Paley

Year: February 2008

Location: Afghanistan

Casualties: 926

The devastating blizzards of 2008 not only chilled the people of Eastern Afghanistan, but cut off roadways that would allow aid to arrive, and wiped out herds of livestock that could have meant both nourishment and capital. Almost a thousand people died Unlike in America, most people who die in Afghan winter storms freeze to death. On the other hand, here are some nice looking camels walking around with U.S. soldiers in the same snowstorm.