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A rebel soldier holds an AK-47 assault rifle in the Ivory Coast city of Bouake in 2002. Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Gun': How AK-47s Changed The Nature Of War

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The flag of Hezbollah features a fist holding an AK-47. The gun has become a symbol worldwide, says author C.J. Chivers. Stringer/Getty Images hide caption

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The AK-47: 'The Gun' That Changed The Battlefield

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