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U.S. Marines drive military vehicles as seen from a medevac helicopter of the U.S. Army's Task Force Shadow "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment, near Marja in the volatile Helmand Province of Southern Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

An Afghan shepherd directs his sheep through an opening in a mud wall near Marja in the volatile Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Camels are seen from a medevac helicopter in Helmand Province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

An Afghan man leads camels across the desert near Marja.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Afghans work in a traditional brick factory near Marja in Southern Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A NATO military supply convoy kicks up dust in the desert.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Shadow "Dust Off," Charlie Company, casts a shadow as it comes in to land.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Marines gather around a colleague wounded by an improvised explosive device as they wait for a medevac helicopter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Afghan men stand next to an auto rickshaw near farm fields near Marja.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A section of the Helmand River Valley is seen from a medevac helicopter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Afghans play soccer on a makeshift field near Marja in Southern Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A cemetery is seen from a medevac helicopter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

The town of Marja in the volatile Southern Afghanistan province of Helmand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

The Helmand River near Marja.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

An Afghan man rides past camels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

An Afghan vehicle moves through the open desert.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

An Afghan boy stands amid fields near Marja.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A section of the Helmand River Valley near Marja.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Smoke is seen marking the landing area for a medevac helicopter on a mission near Marja.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

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Associated Press photographer Kevin Frayer offers up an unusual perspective of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. His black-and-white photo essay taken from a medical-evacuation helicopter near Marja is artistically executed. From a shepherd herding his flocks, to camels in a convoy to Marines attended to an injured comrade, these images offer a fresh look at this troubled region.

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  1. February 20, 2011, 8:03 am

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