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On the Hill

An Afghan National Army soldier stands on the berm of Combat Outpost Passerlay looking out towards the city of Trek Nawa Feb. 10. The soldier just returned from conducting a road clearing operation through the city, where his vehicle was blownup by an improvised explosive device. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough)

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This work, On the Hill [Image 9 of 14], by Sgt Bobby Yarbrough, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.10.2013

Date Posted:02.14.2013 03:37

Photo ID:865843



Size:2.65 MB


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