Afghanistan 2009

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A girl in the village of Pir Zadeh in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, peers out of her doorway as Staff Sgt. Joshua Rath, 22, of Decatur, Ala. looks on. Rath, a soldier with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, and another soldier were killed four days later when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near their foot patrol in the Maiwand bazaar. Jan. 4, 2009. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES