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Ikar, a sniffer dog, yawns while riding with handler McFarland, a Specialist of the U.S.Army, inside armored vehicle in Kandahar province

Ikar, a sniffer dog, yawns while riding with handler Vance McFarland, a Specialist of the U.S.Army 82nd Airborne Division, inside an armored vehicle outside Forward Operating Base (FOB) Pasab in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan May 26, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ANIMALS)

Animals in war zones

November 20, 2012

Animals are often neglected casualties of war and conflict zones caught in the daily crossfire and bombings, many injured or killed with no outlets or refuge.