The Challenge of Helmand

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Lawless Land
Inaccessible and untamed, Helmand Province is a major opium-growing area and a stronghold of the Taliban. Security in the region is provided in part by 8,500 British troops. In this photo, members of D Company, 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment speak with a poppy farmer in Kajaki district.

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