We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 4, 2013

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US Army Sgt. Lisa Swan, left, psychological specialist with 303rd psychological operations company, and US Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph Szombathelyi, right, load master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, watch leaflets fall off of a KC-130 Super Hercules over southern Afghanistan, August 28, 2013. Leaflets were dropped in support of operations to defeat insurgency influence in the area. US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Demetrius Munnerlyn.

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