Afghanistan, August, 2010

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Abdul Qahar, an interpreter with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, finds one of the few shaded spots during Operation Big Wave in Khanagawr, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2010. During the operation the men spent two days in direct sunlight with temperatures reaching more than 120 degrees. The operation was conducted to disrupt the enemy from using supply lines to bring weapons and fighters into Nawa.
Cpl Ryan Belgrave with the Canadian Army's 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, walks through a field of marijuana plants during a patrol near the village of Salavat, in the Panjway district west of Kandahar on August 4, 2010.
U.S. Marines carry a comrade wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) to a waiting medevac helicopter, near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province on August 21, 2010.
Afghan police carry away a wounded man at the scene of an attack in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Police say a district government leader in eastern Afghanistan had been killed by bomb in his car as he traveled to a meeting to discuss security matters.
An emaciated drug addict rests as another smokes heroin on the dry banks of the Kabul river, located near a military installation, in Kabul on May 15, 2010. Some Eight percent of Afghans suffer from drug addiction, a rate twice the global average and a "major" growing problem for the world's leading narcotic producer.

U.S. Army medic Sgt Bradley Robbins with Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats an Afghan boy with gunshot wounds on board a medevac helicopter near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province, August 17, 2010.
An Afghan man grieves hanging onto the coffin of his brother inside a vehicle in the outskirts of Herat on August 30, 2010. On August 29, police found the bodies of five members of a campaign team for female candidate Fawzya Galani, days after 10 of them were abducted by the Taliban, officials said.

Brothers-in-arms carry the coffin of two Spanish Civil Guards killed in Afghanistan, during the funeral in the central headquarters of Civil Guard in Logrono northern Spain, Thursday Aug. 26, 2010. Spanish Civil Guards, Jose Maria Galera Cordoba, Leoncio Bravo Picallo and an Iranian-born interpreter Ataola Taefik Alili was killed by an Afghan man Wednesday at a NATO base during a training class for local police recruits.
Yesenia Mendoza (center) becomes emotional as she watches the flag-draped casket of her boyfriend U.S. Marine Sgt. Ronald A. Rodriguez pass by during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery August 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Rodriguez, of Falls Church, Virginia, was killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan on August 23.
The casket containing Lt. Tim O'Donnell is unloaded from the Air Force Hercules during a ramp ceremony for O'Donnell, who died on August 3 in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan. The ceremony took place at the Ohakea Air Force Base, near Palmerston North, New Zealand on August 8, 2010. O'Donnell is the first New Zealand soldier to be killed in the Afghanistan conflict, following an ambush which also left Lance Corporal Matthew Ball and Private Allister Bakerand, as well as an Afghan interpreter wounded
French President Nicolas Sarkozy comforts one of the sons of Captain Lorenzo Mezzasalma during a ceremony on August 27, 2010 at the 21e RIMA in Frejus to honor Captain Lorenzo Mezzasalma and Corporal Jean-Nicolas Panezyck 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan last August 23. The soldiers were killed last Monday in a gun battle in the Bedraou Valley in the eastern province of Kapisa, Afghanistan.
The family of Lance Cpl. Cody Childers, of Chesapeake, Virginia, who was killed in Afghanistan, stand as "Taps" is played during his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. From left, grandmother Peggy Ewell, grandfather Wade Ewell, sister Cassidy Childers, brother Ryan Childers, father Randy Childers, and mother Wendy Childers.

An Afghan girl reads the holy Quran, as a woman, right, offers prayers at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Aug 30, 2010.
An Afghan barber watches near the site where suicide bombers attacked the entrance to a guesthouse in Kabul on August 10, 2010.
A U.S. Marine with two tourniquets fastened to his upper leg is transported to a military hospital on a medevac helicopter after he was badly wounded in an IED blast near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province on August 22, 2010.

A U.S. Army medevac crew member attempts to revive a Marine mortally wounded in an IED blast near the town of Marjah in Helmand province on August 22, 2010.
Hospital personnel attempt to revive a mortally wounded Marine after he was brought in by medevac helicopter at Camp Dwyer near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province on August 22, 2010.
Sergeant Tyrone Jordan (right) and Sergeant Jay Kenney give first aid to a wounded Afghan army soldier on board a medevac UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from the 101st Airborne division, Task Force Destiny during a mission over Kandahar province on August 31, 2010.
Jill Warren, stepmother of Army Staff Sgt. Kyle Warren, holds a shirt he left in his room in Long Beach, California on August 3rd, 2010. The 28-year-old was patrolling an area of Tsagay, Afghanistan on July 29, 2010 when his military vehicle hit an explosive device. He died in the blast.

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