Amazing photo gallery of American forces in Afghanistan.

Troops from the Third Brigade conduct a joint patrol with…

Troops from the Third Brigade conduct a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers in the center of Kandalay village in Kandahar, as a firefight against Taliban insurgents erupts in the outskirts of the village on Aug. 4. The 140,000 strong US-dominated international military in Afghanistan is engaged in a massive drive to train Afghan police and army to take over before all foreign combat troops leave the country in 2014. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)

Find the rest of the breathtaking gallery at Boston.com.

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