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Marines from the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in direct support of the Marines in Battalion 1/8, prepare to leave for a daily mission to de-mine a new road in the Musa Qala district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Oct. 30, 2010. i i

Marines from the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in direct support of the Marines in Battalion 1/8, prepare to leave for a daily mission to de-mine a new road in the Musa Qala district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Oct. 30, 2010. Tivadar Domaniczky/ hide caption

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Marines from the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in direct support of the Marines in Battalion 1/8, prepare to leave for a daily mission to de-mine a new road in the Musa Qala district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Oct. 30, 2010.

Marines from the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in direct support of the Marines in Battalion 1/8, prepare to leave for a daily mission to de-mine a new road in the Musa Qala district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Oct. 30, 2010.

Tivadar Domaniczky/

Tivadar Domaniczky is a photographer and audio artist. A selection of his Basetrack photos are now featured in a digital book. Basetrack is supported by a 2010 News Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Foreign Policy is pleased to present this unique and remarkable collection of photographs, largely taken on iPhones (or in this case, with a Kodak Playsport), of the lives of U.S. Marines in Helmand province in 2010 and 2011 and of the Afghans they interacted with. It is by no means a comprehensive look at 10 years of war, but rather an evocative and profound slice of life — at the beginning of the end of the longest conflict in U.S. history.

This is part four of a five-part series. To view the rest of the photos visit Foreign Policy.

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