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A US soldier from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, returns fire towards insurgents as an Afghan soldier takes position during clashes at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Photo by: Rodrigo Abd
A US soldier from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, returns fire towards insurgents as an Afghan soldier takes position during clashes at COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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