Images: Clean Sweep [Image 18 of 35]
Photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson
A Marine rests against a compound wall after a day patrolling through Helmand province, Afghanistan, with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment Dec. 19, 2013. The company established temporary patrol bases and conducted dismounted patrols over the course of three days to establish a report with local residents and counter any insurgent presence in the area.