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New school in Sangin shows progress, brings hope

SANGIN, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Local Afghan children stand outside the construction site of Sangin High School, watching Marines as they pass by. Upon completion, the school will be able to educate more than 200 students.



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This work, New school in Sangin shows progress, brings hope [Image 1 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 00:56

Photo ID:435354

VIRIN:110723-M-#####-011

Resolution:4662x3731

Size:13.67 MB

Location:SANGIN, HELMAND PROVINCE, AF

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New school in Sangin shows progress, brings hope

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