Ten Years in Afghanistan

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2003
Keith Kluwe lies prone after exiting a Chinook 47 during "Operation Viper" on Feb. 19, 2003, in the Baghran Valley. "Operation Viper" was designed as a village-to-village search for weapons and signs of Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers.

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2005
Afghan protesters are watched over by armed policemen during a demonstration outside Bagram Air Base,  north of Kabul, on July 26, 2005. The New York Times had obtained a U.S. Army report detailing abuse of prisoners at Bagram that led to the deaths of two Afghans. Anger at the treatment of Afghan civilians by U.S. troops led to large protests outside Bagram, with mobs chanting "Die America!"

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2009
French soldiers walk on a hilltop near the Tora French Military Camp in Surobi district in Kabul province on Dec. 15, 2009.

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2010
French soldiers from 68 Regiment Africa Artillery fire a mortar from a combat outpost in Surobi District on Sept. 21, 2010.

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