They queued at roadside snack stands for rations of peanuts, a holiday tradition.
The anthropologist in Khost, Michael Bhatia, died in a roadside bomb attack on May 7, 2008, aged 31.
The winding, sloping roads had been a pleasure to navigate, the air perfumed with onions growing by the roadside.
In 2005, on a dusty road in Afghanistan, 24-year old Lieutenant Walker was killed by a roadside bomb buried by insurgents.
On Sunday, two election workers were killed by a roadside bomb that also destroyed some ballots.
And by the roadside, quite alone and deserted, stood a large new motor-car.
They sat on a rock by the roadside waiting for the mailman's auto to come along.
He was shut off from communication with his wife and family, isolated in a little hut standing by the roadside, his sentry box.
In the first place, the nest is by the roadside, and somebody else might find it.
By the roadside, or rather the sidewalk, were sitting on their bags some hardy, weather-beaten looking men.