HERAT, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 15:  Police run a checkpoint in the street September 15, 2010 in Herat, Afghanistan. Security is of gaining importance as Afghanistan's second parliamentary election is scheduled for September 18, with about 2,500 candidates contesting the 249 seats in Afghanistan's Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament.  (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)