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Afghanistan – Camp Leatherneck

August 5, 2009 - 12:03 PM | by: Mal James

Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province. Afghanistan.

US Marines endure the brutality of temperatures of 115 degrees and sandstorms at their base in the “Desert of Death”. A reference to the extremes of conditions that anyone who enters must endure. Fox News Photographer, Mal James is embedded with the Marines and this photo essay, portrays the evening sandstorms that sweep thru the desert.

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Walking the evening road, US marines on their way to the Chow Hall.
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  • Walking the evening road, US marines on their way to the Chow Hall.
  • Accommodation for everyone at Camp Leatherneck, tents where the even with air conditioning temperatures inside during the heat of the day can hit 90 degrees
  • In the relative cool of the late afternoon (90 degrees) a Marine, runs PT.
  • Moon dust is what everyone calls the dirt here, so fine that it coats everything and everyone.
  • The sunset’s and for a few hours the temperature drops, the worst aspect is that you know the heat will be back tomorrow.
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