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December 2, 2013

Russian photographer Dmitry Kostyukov filmed American marines and Afghan policemen of the same age who are fighting against the Taliban.

1. 22-year-old Jimmy Carroll and Israel Abdulla based on Musa Kala.

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The shooting took place in Musa-Kala district, border with Pakistan, Helmand province. During the counterterrorist operation in Afghanistan, it was in this province that the fiercest battles against the Taliban took place.

2. 20-year-old Chris Crawley and Abdul Malik based on the Mirage.

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Not all Afghans celebrate their birthday: in order to pick up a couple, Dmitry Kostyukov began with a search for an Afghan who is able to calculate how old he is, after which he found him of the same age as an American. The difference in appearance surprised only marines, but not Afghans.

3. 22-year-old Garett Mackardle and Namathulla at the Mirage base.

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The territory was patrolled together with the Afghan police or army, so the Americans lived on the base with the Afghans. Afghan police acted as guides on the ground, and marines taught them how to handle various types of weapons.

4. 21-year-old Tom Bally and Nur Ahmad based on Musa Kala.

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In troubled areas such as Musa-Kala, Afghans, especially adults, avoid taking photos with Americans. The Taliban keep track of who communicates with enemies on the Internet, find these families and cut them out. Punishment can follow any, even forced communication with the Marines.

5. 22-year-old Hutz and Zaher Ismael based on Musa Kala.

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Dmitry Kostyukov

As a photojournalist, he covered the most important political events: from meetings of the presidents to armed conflicts. Conducts the author's course at the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University.
2010 - For the first time applied a 3D-shooting to cover the hostilities in Afghanistan.
2012 - Published in collaboration with the artist Zina Severe children's book "Cosmos".

6. Brett McClair and Mohammad Khan, 26 years old.

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