Protecting the voters

tampabay.com photo gallery

Thousands of U.S. troops are deployed in southern Afghanistan, in an effort to prevent the Taliban from disrupting the country's August 20th presidential ballot. By moving into remote areas, they hope to bolster public confidence that it will be safe to vote. This is a collection of photos, all moved by news services during the month of August, of U.S. soldiers on the ground pursuing this mission.

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