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Pictures of the week

The New Tunnel Rat:


Spc. Nicholas McCray from 3rd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, emerges from a natural cave while on patrol along the Euphrates River looking for caches of weapons in Rawah, Iraq, Aug. 4, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Davis

Marines secure the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan - a hiding spot for Taliban:


Lance Cpl. Ryan R. Irving, infantryman, from Elburn, Ill. and Lance Cpl. Curtis D. Land, infantryman, from Cedar Falls, Iowa take security posts during a meeting between Marines and villagers. In preparation for elections next month, Marines conducted a preemptive attack on known areas of anti-coalition militia activity. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert M. Storm

One sign of progress - one item in demand more than candy is pens:


Ahmadullah Taraki, an interpreter with the 362nd Psychological Operations Battalion, gives out pens to young Afghan boys in the town of Dand, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andre' Reynolds