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Afghan village elders listen to unseen French soldiers from the Tast Force Kapisa (TFK) as they discuss their concerns during an operation in the Tagab district in Kapisa province on July 27, 2009. The French Army is trying to secure the area along with US soliders, the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Afghan National police (ANP) and control polling centres prior to the presidential elections. Insurgents are still active in this area leaving Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)s planted on the roads. By Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images.

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