HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - MAY 25: British soldiers from the B Squadron of the Light Dragoons Regiment load into a Chinook helicopter delivering supplies as they camp in a location in the desert to conduct counter-Taliban operations May 25, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British soldiers from the Light Dragoons are on the front line of the efforts to supress Taliban insurgents, while living most of their six-month tours in Afghanistan out of their tanks, in harsh conditions. They operate in extremely high daily temperatures that can reach up to 65 C (149 F) inside their tanks while driving in the desert, without fresh food and with limited water supplies. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)




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