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    An Afghan child interacts with Marine Cpl. J.W. Morris through a checkpoint barrier at forward operating base Musa Qal'ah, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Though discouraged from interacting with the local children, many Marines ignored this rule. Morris was from Spokane, Washington, and had young children of his own. He would save the chocolate candies from care packages to pass out to the local children. Needless to say he was very popular. November 2012
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    This moment is excellent. During the edit of this assignment the editors stopped on this image and just had to study the detail of what was happening. Great work with this capture, Alejandro.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2017
    Location: Musa Qal`ah, Helmand, Afghanistan
    Copyright: © Alejandro Peña
    Categories: Culture, People, Places
    Assignments: Close Encounters