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Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) line up in the middle of the night ahead of a ground advance as part of a joint Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM operation in an area south-west of the Somali capital Mogadishu, in this handout photograph taken November 26, 2012 and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team November 28, 2012. Troops from both the Ugandan and Burundian contingents of AMISOM and SNA units advanced on foot to the dense area of bush south of Elasha Biya, some 15km (9 miles) west of Mogadishu, which was hitherto occupied by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab and being used to launch attacks along the Afgooye corridor, the main thoroughfare west of the Somali capital, according to the AU-UN IST. Reuters, Stuart Price, AU-UN IST photo.
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WildsideSky Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Photographer
such emotion.
hooah.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Perfect work.
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Undoubtable Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I do wonder, though, if the men on this picture fight because they believe in an African peace some day, or if it's just a job they do to put bread on the table? And how well are they trained, tactics and operations wise, compared to western professionals.

At any rate, my hopes are with the guys, taking on Al Shebaab on home turf is brutal business.

And also, this is a truly extraordinary picture. Fantastic, in fact.
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nyxeka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I send my respect to those soldiers, hopefully they will feel it somehow...
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
intense !
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M-Jenai Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is lovely. love that lighting
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mrtyamiro Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Nice shot
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amziss Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wauw
beautifull picture
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Borix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
So this is how the new heroes look. I like it.
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nookie007 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Heroes?
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Borix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Not? :)
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nookie007 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But the photo is good. :)
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nookie007 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The term "hero" is quite irrelevant here. Considering the fact that these soldiers do not try to save their invaded motherland or save captivated people and that they have been invading other peoples' motherland to bring "democracy", this "hero" word does not look so proper. I don't blame the soldiers; they do what they are told. But people like us, who are to think and criticize the circumstances, should look this war which has been going on since ages in Middle East from a broad perspective. These soldiers could be your acquaintance, your acquaintance's acquaintance, or even your brother. But we cannot call them "hero" just because they're from our country. We should really know that they have been killing, murdering, raping and tormenting both innocent and armed middle easterners who try save their invaded motherland and their family or acquaintances.
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Borix Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thank for your elaboration. The term hero was used a bit loose. Based on a soldier putting his live on line for a "good" cause which is not directly affecting him. And the fact that it is not the standard American soldier made me think of a "new" kind of "hero". I am not trying to make a political statement here. Regrettably political or religious power games will never end killing the innocent.
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