The Doors Are Open

An Afghan child peers around a door as U.S Marines conduct a route assessment near Helmand River Valley in Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Afghanistan, April 27, 2012. Route assessments allow International Security Assistance Forces to determine the capabilities of significant roads in the region.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles)

  • Mustang Koji PRO 3y

    Excellent photography... You always expect the best from a US Marine...
  • Idalí Beltré Acevedo 3y

    beautiful picture, would be proud to have that on my portfolio
  • small_drum 3y

    She's hiding the bombs in there!
  • CottonBuck 3y

    Finally real men, my future is secure.
  • Celtie1 3y

    This is what Hero's look like.
  • DinoPerry 3y

    Papa should we booby trap this one too?!
  • smokey42064 3y

    Door Of Uncertainty ...........
  • Robert Maturo 3y

    The Marines are here! It's safe to come out!!!
  • thomas rierdon 3y

    I can finally be a kid again. Thank to the United states Marines
  • krdepew 3y

    The caption could be: What do I do now? The problem I see is that the child appears to be somewhat elusive. The doors are big enough to hide a good sized vehicle and numerous weapons. The fear shown in her eyes is not that of a child meeting a stranger, but more one of a person with something to hide. The innocense of a child is not always innocent. In some countries children of this age are taught to fight and mis-lead. I don't trust her and would make this a space of suspicion.
  • dejulesverne 3y

    Seeking FREEDOM!
  • gunny7091 3y

    Making it Safe for all. US Marine's.
  • reallysux 3y

    "No, don't need magazines, got plenty." [ sorry, that was just wrong but funny.]
  • JT 3y

    When I grow up I wanna be a Marine!
  • JodE 3y

    Thank you for sharing your experiences. Thank you also for your dedication and service! Wishing you a beautiful day where ever you are at today! :)
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Taken on April 27, 2012
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