Marching to War - Afghanistan 2012

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Afghan National Army soldiers practice cleaning their M16 rifles at the Regional Training Centre in Helmand, 10 Nov 2012. Many soldiers complain that the M16 is an ineffective weapon in Afghanistan, prone to malfunction and misfire due to the build up of dirt, whereas the Afghan soldiers' old weapon, the AK47 was able to continue working in the worst of conditions. (John D McHugh)