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New Zealand soldiers of Task Unit Crib work non-stop in Bamyan

New Zealand Sgt. Maj. Paxworthy, a native of Palmerston North, pulls security under an airplane wing at the Forward Operating Base Bamyan Airfield, June 15, 2012. The smaller of the two famous Buddha's of Bamiyan statues used to stand in the huge indentation that can be seen in the distance. Soldiers from New Zealand have been stationed at FOB Bamyan since 2003.



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This work, New Zealand soldiers of Task Unit Crib work non-stop in Bamyan [Image 16 of 17], by SGT Ken Scar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.15.2012

Date Posted:06.24.2012 06:32

Photo ID:610874

VIRIN:120615-A-ZU930-016

Resolution:2494x2848

Size:2.68 MB

Location:BAMYAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

Hometown:PALMERSTON NORTH, MWT, NZ

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