We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 8, 2010

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Task Force White Currahee Soldiers from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, take a break from walking up the side of a mountain in Charbaran District here during the early morning hours Oct. 27. The Soldiers were part of the largest combined air assault mission 4th Brigade Combat Team has conducted this year in the province. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

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