We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 16, 2009

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Afghan National Police officers and U.S. Marines cross a river during a security patrol in the Garmsir district of the Helmand province of Afghanistan Sept. 12, 2009. The Marines, who are assigned to Military Police Company, 5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, are deployed with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade to train and mentor ANP in counterinsurgency operations. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau)

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