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Grief after US soldier is injured by IED in Afghanistan

Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

A U.S. Army soldier reacts inside an armored vehicle after his comrade was wounded at patrol by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan on June 12.

Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers secure an area as a medic treats a comrade wounded by an improvised explosive device at a patrol in southern Afghanistan on June 12.

Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers react after their comrade was wounded at patrol by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan on June 12.

Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers carry their comrade wounded at patrol by an improvised explosive device towards a Blackhawk Medevac helicopter in southern Afghanistan on June 12.

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Baz Ratner / Reuters

More than ten years after the beginning of the war, Afghanistan faces external pressure to reform as well as ongoing internal conflicts.