We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 19, 2010

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U.S. Army 1st Lt. Paul Worthington (left), a cavalry officer with 1st platoon, Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, listens to an interpreter while speaking with an Afghan National Policeman about security issues during a visit to a National Police outpost in the Jabal Saraj district of the Parwan province of Afghanistan on Oct. 8, 2010. Soldiers with Worthingtonís unit visited the outpost to check on security forces and to conduct an area recon. DoD photo by Spc. Kristina Gupton, U.S. Army.

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