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  • Members of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment scramble after being accidentally illuminated by a friendly flare after staging a nighttime air assault into Sangin, Helmand province, the largest air assault in Afghanistan since the beginning of the war, on Thursday, April 5, 2007.
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  • A sheperd watches as members of the 82nd Airborne drive by in the Manjul valley, Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Friday, March 23, 2007.
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  • Members of the 82nd Airborne hunt for Taliban in the remote mountain village of Bar Hajji Top in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Saturday, March 24, 2007.
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  • Members of the 82nd Airborne hunt for Taliban in a remote mountain region of Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Sunday, March 25, 2007.
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  • Members of the 82nd Airborne hunt for Taliban in the remote mountain village of Bar Hajji Top in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Saturday, March 24, 2007.
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  • Captain John Pelikan of the 82nd Airborne gathers intelligence on the Taliban from the villagers of Kshahah Lakhchack in a remote mountain region of Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Monday, March 26, 2007.
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  • Specialist Greg Weisschaar, left, of the 82nd Airborne, 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, Alpha Company, Third Platoon waits out a sandstorm at Forward Operations Base Diablo in Kandahar province on Friday, March 30, 2007.
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  • Members of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment search an Afghan's home after staging a nighttime air assault into Sangin, Helmand province, the largest air assault in Afghanistan since the beginning of the war, on Thursday, April 5, 2007.
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  • As their command post comes under attack a member of the 82nd Airborne, 1/508, Alpha Company, Third Platoon races to his gun position in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Thursday, April 5, 2007. The firefight, less than 24 hours into the air assault on Sangin raged for over five hours.
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  • Pinned down under fire members of the 82nd Airborne, 1/508, Alpha Company, Third Platoon scramble for cover in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Thursday, April 5, 2007. The firefight, less than 24 hours into the air assault on Sangin raged for over five hours.
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  • Specialist Shaun Hanna of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, Alpha Company, Third Platoon bleeds after being struck by shrapnel while breaching a door during a nighttime air assault into Sangin, Helmand province, the largest air assault in Afghanistan since the beginning of the war, on Thursday, April 5, 2007. Hanna was patched up by a medic, and immediately resumed the assault.
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  • Specialist William White of the 82nd Airborne, 1/508, Alpha Company, Third Platoon is reflected in a mirror broken during their search for weapons in a home in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Friday, April 6. 2007.
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  • Battalion Cultural Advisor Zaki Khan, left of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508 PIR questions an Afghan youth in Sangin, Helman province, Afghanistan on Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
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  • Sargeant Lawrence Buckius of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508, Alpha Company, Third Platoon searches a home in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Sunday, April 8, 2007.
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  • Sargeant Ryan Doolittle, left, and Specialist William White of the 82nd Airborne, 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, Alpha Company, Third Platoon, take a break from searching the remote moutain village of Kshahah Lakhchack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Monday, March 26, 2007.
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  • Wracked by dysentery after sharing tea with an Afghan, Private Dan Burris of the 82nd Airborne's, 1/508, Alpha Co., Third Platoon, tries to recover in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Saturday, April 7, 2007.
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  • Members of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508, Alpha Company, Third Platoon sleep in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Sunday, April 8, 2007.
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  • Specialist Adam Holmgren of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508, Alpha Company, Third Platoon stands on guard duty in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Monday, April 9, 2007.
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  • Members of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508 Alpha Company, Third Platoon are reflected in an irrigation canal while patrolling near Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Sunday, April 15, 2007.
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  • Private Dan Burris, right, of the 82nd Airborne gives a cigarette to an Afghan villager in Kshahah Lakhchack after searching his home in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Monday, March 26, 2007.
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  • Afghans retrieve neighbors shot by British troops in Sangin, Helmand province on Sunday, April 8, 2007.
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  • Local Afghan leaders, mostly poppy farmers air their greivances at a shura, or community meeting in Chenar, Kandahar province, Afghanistan that involved local Afghans, US military, Afghan governing officials, and NATO leaders in an area that is heavily influenced by the Taliban on Thursday, March 22, 2007.
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  • A captured Taliban gestures to a US Army interpreter during questioning near Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Wednesday, April 11. 2007.
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  • Specialist Jacob Allen of the 82nd Airborne's 1/508 PIR, Alpha Company, Third Platoon takes a smoke break near Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Wednesday, April 11. 2007. Allen says, "That's what I think about everytime I pull the trigger."
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  • Private Joshua Hancock and the rest of the 82nd Airborne, 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, Alpha Company, Third Platoon spend another day waiting on an isolated ridgetop for a new mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on Thursday, March 29, 2007.
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