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Canadian troops packing up in Afghanistan

Soldiers are sorting vast quantities of equipment amassed at 13 Canadian bases across the country

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Canadian troops swap tales over coffee in their lounge at Camp Souter, just north of Kabul. The soldiers now have less than five months before being fully withdrawn from Afghanistan.

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Soldiers keep up their marksmanship with monthly visits to the camp’s shooting range.

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Photos and letters from family hang inside the dormitory of Canadian female soldiers.

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Much of the soldiers’ time is spent boxing up a 12-year accumulation of military paraphernalia.

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Camp Souter is British, but conveniently located near the airport where everything the Canadian soldiers are packing up will begin a journey home that is long and mostly by sea.

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Hockey sticks will not make the trip home.

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