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Escort Mission


Afghan soldier in an escort mission, Lagman, Afghanistan, April 23rd, 2009.

Photo by Constantin Mireanu of Romania.

Contest entry C0073.

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Quite a View


A gunner on a Chinook dangles her legs out the back of the helicopter over Lowgar province.

Contest entry D0101.

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Gunner’s View


This image displays the gunner’s view from an MI-17 tactical helicopter during a battlefield circulation across Southern Afghanistan, March 4, 2010. General Qsime, Afghan National Army 205th Corps vice commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Bedwell, 205th Coalition Mentor Team deputy commander stopped at four different Forward Operating Bases and visited over 400 205th Corps ANA soldiers to discuss upcoming combat operations and quality of life issues at each location.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0077.

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Top Cover


ISAF top cover during a mobile patrol in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, 22nd April 2008.

Photo by Andy Barnham of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry D0084.

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