Afghanistan 2010

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Two armed villagers stand with Kalashnikov rifles slung over their shoulders as the talk with U.S. and Canadian soldiers outside the village of Zormashor in Dand district near Kandahar, Afghanistan. With U.S. and Afghan forces unable to reach many rural areas, they are turning increasingly to Afghan village militias to arm and protect themselves against the Taliban. June 27, 2010. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES