There is something really beautiful about this image; the soft light, the sepia tone and the stark composition. It reminds me of a vintage World War II photo. But I have to wonder why the French named the operation 'Glued Finger 2'. Certainly something must have been lost in translation.
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French soldiers from 68 Regiment Africa Artillery (RAA) fire a 120mm mortar from Rocco Combat Out Post as they take part in Operation 'Glued Finger 2' in Surobi District on September 21, 2010. Most of France's 3,500 soldiers inside Afghanistan are based in districts around Kabul. They are part of a NATO-led multinational force fighting the Taliban.