German police pose with pirate flag in Afghanistan
Germany on Sunday said a photograph showing some of its policemen in Afghanistan posing in front of a skull-and-crossbones flag denigrated the country's image. The 2009 photograph showed five policemen charged with protecting the German ambassador posing before a Jolly Roger flag in front of the embassy in Kabul.
One of them had a yellow plastic duck perched on a shoulder and most of the men had their faces covered with scarves. (...)