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Orange rust and spray paint markings decorate several dilapidated T-62 Soviet battle tanks which sit rotting away in what's most commonly referred to by local populous as a battle tank graveyard, after being discarded by Russian and Afghan forces at the end of the Soviet-Afghan war in the late 1980's, May 19, 2010, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The T-62 was manufactured between 1961 and 1975 replacing the T-55 and serving as the Soviets main battle tank during the Soviet-Afghan war. Numerous amounts of discarded heavy warfare machinery left behind by Russian forces can be found rotting away in the vast empty fields of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)(Released)


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Taken on May 19, 2010