ZHARI DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE - OCTOBER 11: (FRANCE OUT) Local Afghan children fill sandbags for a future Afghan National Police checkpoint as part of a work program paid for by the US Army's ... more 
ZHARI DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE - OCTOBER 11: (FRANCE OUT) Local Afghan children fill sandbags for a future Afghan National Police checkpoint as part of a work program paid for by the US Army's 101st Airborne Division October 11, 2010 in Zhari district west of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne is implementing an aggressive labor effort amongst the mostly agrarian villagers in their area of operations, paying sometimes double the typical daily wage for manual labor around their district. The soldiers are part of the storied "Black group of the 101st that won fame on D-Day and in other battles, and are currently spread out in the Taliban-infused badlands west of Kandahar, attempting to sway the hearts and minds of the local populace even as Taliban militants continue their attacks in the restive area. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) less 
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Wed, Oct 13, 2010 7:58 AM EDT