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Italian U.N. peacekeepers stand at attention during the visit of Italy's President Napolitano to the Italian UNIFIL base in Shamaa

Italian U.N. peacekeepers stand at attention during the visit of Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano to the Italian United Nations Interim Forces (UNIFIL) base in Shamaa village, southern Lebanon November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON POLITICS MILITARY ANIMALS)

Animals in war zones

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.