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A soldier fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system during weapons practice in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Heavy weapons like these generate a shock wave that may cause brain injuries. Sgt. Benjamin Tuck/CJSOTF-A/DVIDS hide caption

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Pentagon Shelves Blast Gauges Meant To Detect Battlefield Brain Injuries

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Lionel Messi's biggest fan, 6-year-old Murtaza Ahmady, met the soccer superstar Tuesday, months after wearing a homemade shirt mimicking the Argentine's jersey. They're seen here in Doha, Qatar, in a meeting arranged by the organizing committee of the 2022 World Cup. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, SC via AP hide caption

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Charlotte, N.C., on July 26. Trump has no military experience, but will become commander in chief at a time when the U.S. is bombing targets in four separate wars. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Afghan refugee Sharbat Gula (center) will get free medical care in India. She seen here arriving with her son at the Presidential Palace in Kabul before meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Wednesday. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sharbat Gula, subject of the famous "Afghan Girl" image, is in a Pakistani jail over alleged ID fraud. In 1984, Gula's brief encounter with photographer Steve McCurry, seen here next to images of Gula, led to a cover photo for National Geographic. Ulrich Perrey/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Woman From Famous 'Afghan Girl' Photo Is Arrested In Pakistan

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A closeup satellite image of a detention camp in Nauru taken on July 24, 2013. DigitalGlobe/ScapeWare3d/DigitalGlobe/Getty Images hide caption

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