Italian soldiers of the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) hold artificial flowers as they wait for the arrival of Afghan high ranking delegations, who take part in the transfer ... more 
Italian soldiers of the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) hold artificial flowers as they wait for the arrival of Afghan high ranking delegations, who take part in the transfer of authority from the NATO forces to Afghan security forces in Herat west of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hoshang Hashimi
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 8:41 AM EDT