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Afghanistan: Kandahar Province

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Soldiers with Charlie Co. 1st Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division order a young man to stop and raise the top of his shalwar kameez to assure themselves he is not wearing a suicide vest or carrying a weapon before letting him approach their patrol. January 20, 2010. Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The violently contested district sits astride the strategically Highway 1 ringroad between Kandahar and Lashkar Gah and is seen by some as the birthplace of the Taliban movement.