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A pair of metal crutches lies next to a villager as he talks with U.S. soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment in Malajat, near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The man said he lost his right leg from the knee down and his left leg below the hip when he stepped on a land mine several years ago. Oct. 4, 2010. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES