Luftwaffe Heron in Afghanistan

Technicians make the final checks on a German Bundeswehr armed forces Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) before it takes off for a mission at the Marmal army camp in Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan on December 11. German air forces are using the reconnaissance drone aircraft for the ongoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch