Afganistán en las planicies de Inglaterra

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British soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade are pictured dragging a mock victim of a blast during a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

Los soldados británicos se entrenan en la planicie de Salisbury en Inglaterra para el horror de la guerra en Afganistan. Estos jóvenes soldados de la 4ª Brigada Mecanizada pronto viajarán a este lejano país para luchar contra los talibanes. Entre los soldados se encuentran actores afganos que encarnan al enemigo y actores maquillados para la ocasión que interpretan a los compañeros heridos… Así se preparan los soldados para los horrores de la guerra.

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An actor playing the role of an amputee victim is pictured after a training exercise by British soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

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British soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade are pictured during a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

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British soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade are pictured after a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The Brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

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British soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade take part in a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

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Adrian Bradshaw, General Officer Commanding 1(UK) Armoured Division, is pictured as soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade take part in a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

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An Afghan actor (L) is pictured with members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) as soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade take part in a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

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A Commanding Officer from the 4th Mechanized Brigade addresses the media as the Brigade take part in a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza

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British soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers are pictured after a training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in southern England, on February 9, 2009. The Brigade are expected to begin deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan in April. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza