Photos from Afghanistan (February 2010)

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines fires his weapon at Taliban fighters in Marjah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on February 22, 2010

Lots more amazing photographs at The Boston Globe – HERE

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Alejandro February 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

I’ve liked both sets you linked, those Boston Globe photographers have a really nice talent, some I say, should win the Pulitzer, but they’ll hardly be remembered beyond this post.

There are some pictures around of the Mexican Army, during the shootouts and after, or during disaster aid operations when assisting the general population, a picture that got my attention some time ago was one of two children running to cover, during a shootout, the smallest was carrying a vest given to him by a soldier, while escorted to a school for cover by another group of soldiers, picture 30 reminded me of it.

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Admin (Mike) February 28, 2010 at 01:47 pm

It’s nice how the pictures are current too. You know you are getting an idea of exactly what is going on over there.

That Mexican army picture you mentioned sounds intense.

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furiousC March 1, 2010 at 11:54 am

I just finished reading ‘On Combat’, so sheepdogs are on the mind. Picture #30, those guys look like real sheepdogs for sure.

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Admin (Mike) March 1, 2010 at 02:44 pm

Great analogy! You’re right that picture does represent that well.

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