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U.S. Army Cpl. Kevin Dehaven, Sniper Team Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, provides security, at Observation Post Mangol, Feb. 8, 2012, in the Nari district, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Photo by Sgt. Trey Harvey
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:iconthunderthecheetah:
ThunderTheCheetah Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sniper be like "No no no not in my house"
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:iconwolf-of-the-west:
Wolf-of-the-West Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome photo!
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:iconwildpegasus13:
wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Bring the fury! Great photo!
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:iconshadowed-darkninja:
Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is a beautiful shot! Love it! ^_^
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:iconinnfhinithydesigns:
Innfhinithydesigns Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing photography :wow:
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:iconbesthumanevar:
Besthumanevar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
That is epic!
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:iconsmittywerbenjagerma:
smittywerbenjagerma Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Fantastic Shot!
*No pun intended*
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:iconnbvega:
NBVega Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Boom. Headshot.
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:iconemeraldislewv:
emeraldislewv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Gorgeous
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:iconquadraro:
Quadraro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional
you are featured in Real Terrorist Gallery on :iconfreedomfighters-da:
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:iconelmoren:
Elmoren Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
The Cpl. seems to be left handed, just a notion... :D
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:iconartweaker:
artweaker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
it's not an MSR it's a rebuilt M24
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:icongenericsecondary:
GenericSecondary Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
For all you people arguing about war
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:icongenericsecondary:
GenericSecondary Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I wasn't done typing,

For all you people arguing about war, "Si vis pacem, para bellum." or "If you want peace, prepare for war." --Vegetius
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:iconhellhowler:
hellhowler Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd kill to know what boots he's wearing
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:icontomsymonds:
tomsymonds Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Artist
reach out and touch somebody
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:icongameguy94:
gameguy94 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Looks to me like the newest version of the R700 but its hard to tell. Great pic regardless.
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:iconaleandryd:
Aleandryd Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Yep, Remington MSR

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:iconthemsrking:
TheMsrKing Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
omg MSR:D
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:icon14god:
14GOD Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
looks almost like a SR 25, but the barrel is different.

TPG-1 SD indeed.
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:iconaleandryd:
Aleandryd Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
TPG-1, really? TPG-1 is not in use by US military.

This is the Remington MSR.

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:iconroflness123:
Roflness123 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is he using a TPG-1? The shot is awesome but that's what made me wonder.
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:iconinamoramento:
Inamoramento Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing:) my current boyfriend is going to serve as a sniper after high school so it was nice to see a beautiful picture like this:)
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:iconpatrickc1193:
Patrickc1193 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
BOOM HEADSHOT!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcochiselilly:
Cochiselilly Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you to the man in the photo for serving and protecting me and all of America and for all the sacrifices all of these young men make daily.
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:iconabusive-pillow:
abusive-pillow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot.
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:iconkingcavechimp:
KingCaveChimp Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Really cool man. I wonder what its like sitting on that hillside, wonder if you guys ever get time to just enjoy the scenery.
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:iconarppis:
Arppis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Obviously he's just spying on some ladies having a bath.
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:iconmadvillan:
Madvillan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Shhh... ;p
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:iconarppis:
Arppis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
:)
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:iconltrainbowflare:
LtRainbowFlare Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
there is only one word i can use to describe snipers ...







bBAD ASS!!!@ OHHRAA!!!!
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:icondesgewd:
Desgewd Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Seeing as the guy in the picture is army, hoah is much more appropriate.
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:iconltrainbowflare:
LtRainbowFlare Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh ya look at that he is army whoops my bad but still he looks bad ass
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:iconwacknut:
Wacknut Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
That's why I love snipers: "See that guy way over there? No? Use these binoculars. There, you see him now? ... I can kill him if I wanted to."
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Golden-Koi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This isn't beautiful because the sniper looks like he's about to kill someone. It isn't even beautiful because of the landscape, the feat of engineering in his hands, or the pattern of his uniform which someone put so much time and care into. It's beautiful because war, though painful and messy and often distasteful, is an almost inextricable part of us as humans, and as such, photos like this remind me in all the flawed ways what it means to be human.
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KikReask Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Impressive shot indeed. What makes it complete is the scenery in the background.
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MuracoMorgan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply hate it. nothing to do with art.
i wonder how many people have died because of that weappon!
revolting war.
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sun827 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
By "art"s strictest definitions you're correct. This would be more along the lines of photojournalism, which can be artistic but it's main thrust is documentation. The gun and the man are only tools of the state that made the gun and sent the man there to kill other men. Sure its a stupid and pointless war but that's for another forum.
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MuracoMorgan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes i know,but there are two different types of people, arent there? Some who are aware of what they do and probably got better reasons to participate in war, as those who are just awesome about weapons and horney about to kill.
like you can read in the comments about the weappon in this forum.
In earlyer times man had no gun-weapon an killed each other face by face, that means the awareness/confidence what it means to take someones life was much sharper. (what i meant by "I hate it")
It is sure a difficult theme. If there are pictures like that getting postet its clear poeple discuss about it.
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Duper Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any idea what rifle that is? I recognize the scope though. It looks like a tactical Leupold Mark 10.

It's amazing that nearly the only thing growing out there is grass and a few low trees.

Great image! Thank you! (to you and all you folks out there!)
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ShadowBuster2010 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
i think it's the Remington MSR.
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:iconputrick:
putrick Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Some version of Mk 14/39 EBR?
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:iconschattenlotus:
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
How do you manage the far-South Location of Aghanistan in Full Clothing and not collapse due to the extrem Warmth?

Yes... climb up one of the Mountains, where the Air is colder. x3
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submicron Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Phenomenal shot. Some people need to go back to their morning coffee.
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding!:salute:
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Dragon-Punk-666 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't want to be the one he's pointing that at.

Cool Shot! (heh)
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:icondunklematerie:
DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
That picture shows perfectly whats going wrong in the world, in the beauty of all that is. People in the near east wont get friendly with us while we point our guns at them. Little children are wondering why uniformed killers in their own birthcountry are watching them and are "officially" allowed to kill them for whatever reason possible.


Arrogant people and Nations dare to call other terrorists, while behaving like the most impudent scum in exitsence. And its getting supporteeeeeeeed and supported, the people willing to join militarys for money and whatnot are gathering to fill the ranks...
... not noticing what mistake it is in the illusion of protecting peace.
" Stellt euch vor es ist Krieg und keiner geht hin. "

But to appease arrogance or paranoid fear, people jump on the bandwagon.
*sigh* Humanity isnt more civiliced as in the dark medieval times with burning people alive, full of hatred to make them suffer as most as possible, torturing them to spout the shit you wanna hear and there was no progressing since then.
The only difference is that people got more efficient killingstools now.

Man I really want to see our planet subdued by Alienforces or Demons or whatever. I could puke.
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
You're right - but i "generously" blend that Fact out in this Picture.

Here, i just wanna be amazed of in what for a cool, impressive Environment the Soldier is. :3
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
In fact everything looks impressive about it.
Its not like I cant escape the fascination about a well geared person in whatever professional way either.

Just to know its all in vain and there are no real enemys left and maybe never where before. It takes a highly armed and trained person to supress people in poor countrys and force them to live in a way they dont like...
... so our modern world is "working" ?

Cowardness and unworthyness never looked so professional.
Im ashamed to be a German and live in a country that takes profit from this ugly status.
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:iconschattenlotus:
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Keep cool ^^ :pat: you sound hopeless pessimistic
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