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RAMLE, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 08: A cloth poppy is left on a grave after a Remembrance Day service at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, on November 8, 2009 in Ramle in central Israel. The cemetery dates from the First World War and is the last resting place for deceased of both World Wars, and the period of the British mandate of Palestine. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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Feature (Originally published Nov. 7, 2009)

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Dec. 6, 2008: As three more military families face the news of lost loved ones, Globe photographer Peter Power tell the story of Sgt. Robert Short, one of the first Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Oct. 30, 2007: On July 22, 2006, Task Force Orion, the Canadian battle group that served in southern Afghanistan from February to August that year, was returning from almost a month in the field, Christie Blatchford was there.

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