Patrol Near Kandahar Airfield

An Afghan child looks at U.S. Army Spc. Andrew L. Shely, a cavalry scout for 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, before approaching him to ask for a pen to do schoolwork near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 14, 2011. Shely, a Jamestown, N.Y., native, said his interaction with the Afghan people is the best part of his deployment. Photo by Spc. Edward Garibay.

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