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New school in Sangin shows progress, brings hope

SANGIN, Helmand province, Afghanistan - A hallway down the main stretch of Sangin High School lies in wait to be completed. Insurgents have attacked the school three times during its development, but local Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan National Civil Order Police have partnered with Marines to secure the area and ensure attacks will not be a problem in the future.



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This work, New school in Sangin shows progress, brings hope [Image 3 of 6], by Sgt Jeff Drew, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.23.2011

Date Posted:07.28.2011 00:53

Photo ID:435351

VIRIN:110723-M-#####-006

Resolution:5152x3446

Size:14.92 MB

Location:SANGIN, HELMAND PROVINCE, AF

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