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A U.S. Marine from 2nd platoon, F company, 5th batalion, 10th Marines, meets an Afghan villager during a patrol in southern Afghanistan June 28, 2009. After five years coping with the most dangerous province in Iraq, the U.S. Marines have been given their next assignment: Helmund, the most dangerous province in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Peter Graff (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT)

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