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    >>> we saw him during the super bowl , this nation's most recent recipient of the medal of honor . he says he will not reenlist. he will get his college degree on the g.i. bill . he's already a two-tour combat veteran. it's also true the pentagon traditionally frowns on medal of honor recipients returning to combat, though it has been done. the

Photos: Scars of war: Mine victims

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  1. Gholam Rasool and Mohammad Aref

    The UN Mine Information Network estimates that after 30 years of conflict in Afghanistan, approximately 62 people are killed or injured by land mines each month in the country. These portraits of survivors of mines were taken in December 2010, in Herat, Afghanistan.

    Wheelchair-bound Gholam Rasool, 30, lost his feet three years ago after stepping on a land mine. Mohammad Aref, 35, stands behind him. Aref lost a leg nine years ago. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Nader Haidari

    Nader Haidari, 37, lost his feet seven years ago after stepping on a mine.

    About 70 countries are affected by landmines or explosive remnants of war, the Electronic Mine Information Network estimates. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Farahnaz

    Farahnaz, 30, from Herat, lost her leg three years ago.

    The U.N. estimates that 300 square miles of land in Afghanistan are mined. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Gholam Sarvar

    Gholam Sarvar, 54, a doctor from Herat, lost his legs 12 years ago. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Fatemeh and mother

    Fatemeh, 42, stands next to her mother, who lost her leg three months ago.

    The U.N. estimated that $589 million would be spent in 2010 on mine action initiatives worldwide. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Inayatullah

    Inayatullah, 48, whose feet were damaged by a land mine eight years ago, now sells mobile calling cards to survive. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Mohammad Aref

    Mohammad Aref, 35, lost his leg nine years ago. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Jan Agha

    Eight-year-old Jan Agha from Herat lost a foot and a hand a year ago. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Abdol Hamid

    Five-year-old Abdol Hamid from Ghoor was injured by a bomb explosion two weeks before this photo was taken. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Azizallah, Hashmat, Jalil and Vali Allah

    Sitting right to left, Azizallah, Hashmat, Jalil and Vali Allah all lost feet and limbs. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Aziz Allah

    Aziz Allah, 49, lost his feet 10 years ago. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Mohammad

    Mohammad, 44, a police officer from Herat, lost his legs 18 years ago. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Noor Mohammad

    Noor Mohammad, 46, a gardener from Herat, lost both feet 20 years ago after stepping on a land mine. (Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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