Photo of the Day: Former Taliban Fighters Smile Creepy for the Camera

Via ISAF Media/Flickr:

GHŌR, Afghanistan (May 28, 2012) – Former Taliban fighters hold rifles as they prepare to hand them over to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan during a reintegration ceremony at the provincial governor’s compound. The re-integrees formally announced their agreement to join the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program during the ceremony. (Department of Defense photograph by Lt. j. g. Joe Painter/RELEASED)

We’d like to know what they were told to make them smile like that. If you’ve been fighting the Coalition Forces and now have to hand over your weapons to the GIRoA, would you be smiling like that, too? But, why?

Domani Spero