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  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Facing the enemy—A soldier reviews wanted posters for Abu Sayyaf guerillas.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Armed patrol—Fully-armed military escorts are needed throughout Jolo Island to protect against rebel attacks.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Hearts and Minds—The U.S. and Philippine Army are attempting to win the loyalties of the local villagers through humanitarian missions.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Peril in paradise—A soldier in a Jolo village.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    General Juancho Sabban, the leader of the Philippine efforts to root out Abu Sayyaf guerillas on Jolo Island

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Soldiers entering a village.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Alert for attacks in a Jolo town

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Philippine soldiers have been trained by U.S. Green Berets, but often must rely on military hand-me-downs and decades-old equipment.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    A soldier wears a mask to protect his face from Jolo's dusty roads.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Public transportation, Jolo style.

  • The Philippines

    Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

    The Philippines

    Author John Falk, on assignment.

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