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Dust lifts off the ground during an operation at dawn by US Army... News PhotoAfghanistan,Army Soldier,Attached,Bombing,Close To,Conflict,Dawn,Dust,Exploding,Explosive,Horizontal,IED,Igniting,Infantry,Kandahar,Missile,Platoon,Roadside,Trigger,US Military,Village,ViolencePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPDust lifts off the ground during an operation at dawn 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, [ which are 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 on September 21. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages)