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US soldier pays respects to a fallen Afghan officer

Michael Foley, U.S. Army Lieutenant of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, crosses a canal during the joint Tor Janda (Black Flag in Pashtu) operation with Afghan security forces in Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan on May 25.
Michael Foley, U.S. Army Lieutenant of the Battle company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, crosses a canal during the joint Tor Janda (Black Flag in Pashtu) operation with Afghan security forces in Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan on May 25.Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

More than ten years after the beginning of the war, Afghanistan faces external pressure to reform as well as ongoing internal conflicts.
More than ten years after the beginning of the war, Afghanistan faces external pressure to reform as well as ongoing internal conflicts.Baz Ratner / Reuters

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