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US Marines of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment take a position on a rooftop while fighting the Taliban in the village of Dahaneh in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Operation Eastern Resolve II launched Wednesday morning in an attempt to push Taliban from the village which is a key commerce town in the province, and to prevent disruption to upcoming elections, 12 August 2009.

Photo by Julie Jacobson/AP

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