Low pay, big risks for fuel haulers in Afghan war (AP) – 101th Edition

In this Feb. 8, 2011 picture, a truck en route to Kandahar, Afghanistan drives past people at a store in Quetta, Pakistan early in the morning. Fuel for NATO troops in southern Afghanistan is transported along dangerous routes by impoverished Pakistani drivers. The war, now in its 10th year, consumes roughly 6 million liters (1.5 million gallons), about 100 truckloads, of fuel a day, according to NATO forces. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) PART OF A 25-PICTURE SERIES BY ANJA NIEDRINGHAUSAP – On the dashboard of his truck, Nowsher Awan keeps a colorful little box and a toy puppy biting on a candy cane. He says he bought the knickknacks in a market because “they just made me happy.”

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