Afghanistan 2008

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Children line up to shake hands with Cpl. Mitch Niles during a patrol in Zhari district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Niles is a soldier with November Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. Despite daily skirmishes with Taliban fighters in the area, the soldiers often encounter many friendly villagers as well. Sept. 28, 2008. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES