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Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, Comanche Company, 1st Squadron of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment clear a path near a poppy field of IEDs during a clearing operation near the village of Nakhonay in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 9, 2011. The battalion- sized clearing operation consisted of Afghan, U.S. and Canadian ISAF military forces and was aimed at disrupting the insurgents‘ ability to mount an effective spring offensive in the insurgent hotbed of Panjwayi district in Kandahar province. (Foto © Simon Klingert)