Young Afghani boys play volleyball in the village of Dehe Afghanan as members of the US Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, out of Fort Drum, NY,  patrol the Mayden Shar district for the first time since the war began in 2001 in Afghanistan's Wardak province Thursday March 26, 2009. It was the first time villagers have ever seen an American sodier. The 3/10 were originally slated to deploy to Iraq but were re-routed to Afghanistan. They are the U.S. forces' first major push into the Wardak region that saw a heavy anti-coalition resurgency last year marking the worst since the war began in 2001 for deaths among NATO forces. The brigade is the first substantial illustration of the U.S.'s new military focus in Afghanistan.  (image by David Goldman)
Young Afghani boys play volleyball in the village of Dehe Afghanan as members of the US Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, out of Fort Drum, NY, patrol the Mayden Shar district for the first time since the war began in 2001 in Afghanistan's Wardak province Thursday March 26, 2009. It was the first time villagers have ever seen an American sodier. The 3/10 were originally slated to deploy to Iraq but were re-routed to Afghanistan. They are the U.S. forces' first major push into the Wardak region that saw a heavy anti-coalition resurgency last year marking the worst since the war began in 2001 for deaths among NATO forces. The brigade is the first substantial illustration of the U.S.'s new military focus in Afghanistan.
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