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Marine stands guard as a landing helicopter churns up a cloud of dust... News PhotoAfghanistan,Armed Forces,Army Soldier,Butter Churn,Cloud - Sky,Dust,Helicopter,Helmand,Horizontal,Marjah,Standing,US Marine Corps,Walkie-talkie,War,War in Afghanistan: 2001-presentPhotographer Collection: AFP 2010 AFPA US Marine stands guard as a landing helicopter churns up a cloud of dust in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province on February 18, 2010. About 15,000 Afghan, US and NATO troops are conducting Operation Mushtarak ('together') against about 400 to 1,000 Taliban fighters in what has been billed as the biggest assault since the 2001 US-led invasion. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Jerome Starkey (Photo credit should read POOL/AFP/Getty Images)