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A Marine with with Fox Company of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment carries a metal detector at the front of his patrol in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan near Garmsir. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Despite High-Tech Help, Marines Confront IEDs

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A U.N. vehicle is seen through the bullet-riddled guardhouse of the Bekhtar Guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, after an attack Wednesday by Taliban suicide gunmen killed six expatriate U.N. staffers. The attack is a recent reminder of the dangers facing civilian workers in Afghanistan. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Violence Won't Deter U.S. Civilian Efforts

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Many meals at Les Cocottes are served in homey, oven-to-table casserole cookware. Clay McLachlan/Le Violon D'Ingres hide caption

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Who Says French Food Can't Be Friendly?

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