KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -DECEMBER 8: U.S Army Private First Class Michael Shelton smokes after lunch at La Patisserie french cafe along the boardwalk at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) December 8, 2010 in ... more 
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -DECEMBER 8: U.S Army Private First Class Michael Shelton smokes after lunch at La Patisserie french cafe along the boardwalk at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) December 8, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. There are 16,000 NATO troops in Kandahar province and approximately 20-30,000 military and civilian personnel living, working and traveling through Kandahar Air Field (KAF). The base has continued to grow rapidly with a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes. Kandahar Air Field (KAF) has been in operation since 2002 with troops camping out on the floor of a bombed out airport in late 2001 after the U.S lead bombing strike. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) less 
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