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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Female Marines reach out to women in Afghanistan

Marine Cpl. Lisa Gardner carries an Afghan infant to a Navy clinic during a medical-outreach program in Helmand Province on May 3. Marine "female engagement teams" in the province have the daunting mission of winning over Afghan women, who are culturally off-limits to American servicemen.