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Shadow, an Afghan puppy owned by Canadian soldiers sits in his sand-bagged kennel in southern Afghanistan

Shadow, an Afghan puppy owned by Canadian soldiers from the NATO-led coalition, sits in his sand-bagged kennel at Three Tank Hill base near Panjwaii town in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, October 27, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN)

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.