Dmitry Kostyukov is Russian photographer who captured photos of similar age U.S. Marines and Afghan police fighting together against the Taliban officers.
This is how an 18-year-old Afghan travelled for over 20 hours in the engine compartment of a car. The car was stopped in Bari, Italy.
They are all considered corrupt, unreliable, unprofessional, favorable to the drug trade. But these people daily expose themselves and their families to the highest risk trying to keep at least some order in the country.