A close call in Afghanistan

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Absolutely stunning picture of a wounded Canadian soldier crawling to safety after a shelling by Taliban fighters in Howz-E Madid, Afghanistan.  The, as yet, unidentified soldier was only slightly hurt.

The battle comes as Parliament debates whether the troops should stay until 2011 or come home in 2009 as originally planned. 

(Picture by Finbarr O’Reilly of Reuters, published in the Toronto Star)