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New school in Sangin shows progress, brings hope

SANGIN, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Construction equipment is staged within Sangin High School. The school is scheduled for completion within two months and will be able to hold more than 200 students.



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This work, New school in Sangin shows progress, brings hope [Image 2 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 00:55

Photo ID:435352

VIRIN:110723-M-#####-007

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:16.03 MB

Location:SANGIN, HELMAND PROVINCE, AF

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