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Dust kicks off the ground during an operation by US Army soldiers... News PhotoAfghanistan,Armed Forces,Army Soldier,Attached,Close To,Conflict,Dawn,Dust,Exploding,General View,Horizontal,Igniting,Infantry,Kandahar,Kicking,Platoon,Road,US Military,VillagePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPDust kicks off the ground during an operation by US Army soldiers attached to the 2nd platoon, C-Coy. 1-23 Infantry based at Zangabad foward operating base in Panjwai ditrict after Anti Personnel Obstacle Breaching System -- abbreviated as A-POBS (charges fired by rocket and trigger safe detonation of IED's used to make roadside bombs) -- detonate on a nearby road during a dawn operation at Naja-bien village on September 23, 2012. A total of 374 civilians were killed and 581 injured in August as a result of the war in Afghanistan, making it the second deadliest month for civilians since 2007, the United Nations said. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages)