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Lost in the Forces

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A young Afghan boy finds himself surrounded by U.S., Coalition and Afghan military troops passing through his village, Feb. 5, 2010, Southern Afghanistan. Canadian Forces 3rd KANDAK 1/205 Corps and the U.S. Army Charlie Company 2508 Task Force Furry worked together mentoring the 3-1/205 Afghan National Army for a successful execution of Operation Mesmar. The mission objective was to clear several villages and fruit orchards in the southern most half of Terot Kulacha in search of IED’s, weapons caches and illegal drugs.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United  States of America.

Contest entry A0147.

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School Master

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The school master and orphan in background.  ISAF completely rebuilt this derelict orphanage in Chagcharan saving hundreds of orphans from freezing during the harsh Afghan winters.  2006.

Photo by Brendan Smith of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry A0141.

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Mixed Sock Kid

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Young boy spotted while on patrol.  Kabul 2006.

Photo by Brendan Smith of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry A0139.

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My Flexible Friend

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A young orphan boy shows off just outside an orphanage that ISAF has helped restore.  Kabul 2006.

Photo by Brendan Smith of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry A0138.

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Painting for Peace

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Shortly after the suicide bombing of the ISAF HQ, a young Afghan girl and her classmates paint images of peace on the cement barriers surrounding the post.

Photo by Ed Ledford of the United States of America.

Contest entry A0135.

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Grow Up in Peace

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Photo taken 12 MAR 2010 at Herat Airport.

Photo by Vinko Pernek of Slovenia.

Contest entry A0133.

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Medical Assistance

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An ANA Medic Sgt helps a child in Bowland District, Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, 29th May 2008.

Photo by Andy Barnham of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry C0060.

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On Duty

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Taken at Kabul Airport in September 2006

Photo by Gancho Kamenarski of Bulgaria.

Contest entry D0073.

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Female Soldier – That’s Great!

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Taken in Aca Saray village near Kabul on 04.11.2006.

Photo by Gancho Kamenarski of Bulgaria.

Contest entry D0072.

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Peace Day Mural

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This photo was taken outside of HQ ISAF on World Peace Day Sep 2009, as a group of local art students in Kabul came to ISAF to make murals of their vision of world peace.

Photo by Jeff Elliott of the United States of America.

Contest entry A0114.

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