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Left: Plainclothes Afghan and U.S. security guards at the site of a suicide bomb attack outside the Kabul City Center shopping mall on Feb. 14.

Right (clockwise from top left): A street vendor sells soft drinks; ISAF troops at the site of a suicide bomb attack; the interior of the newly built Gulbahar Center in Kabul on Feb. 20; veiled women in the downtown market of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Feb. 23.

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Left: A Navy corpsman lays on a stretcher as he reads a magazine at Combat Outpost 7171 on Oct. 30, 2010.

Right (clockwise from top left): a shower tent at Musa Qala District Center, Helmand province, on Nov. 9, 2010; a makeshift toilet at a military outpost in Sirghazi, Helmand province, on Nov. 9, 2010; Marines burn human fecal matter next to makeshift toilets at Musa Qala District Center on Oct. 24, 2010; a makeshift toilet at Patrol Base Talibjan, Helmand province, on Nov. 5, 2010.

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Left: An Afghan National Army soldier covers his face with a plastic bag in a dust storm at Combat Outpost 7171 on Oct. 28, 2010.

Right: Afghan villagers from Kunder on Oct. 29, 2010.

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Photographer Balazs Gardi at Combat Outpost 7171 on Oct. 31, 2010.

Gardi, originally from Hungary, studied journalism and photography in Budapest and at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Gardi's work has been honored with the Prix Bayeux War Correspondents Award, the PX3 Photographer of the Year Award, three first-prize World Press Photo awards, a PDN Photography Prize, and the Global Vision Award from Pictures of the Year International.

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