(Nancy Montgomery/Stars and Stripes)

Marjah, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2011: Interpreter Ira Quraishi, a member of one of the Marjah-area Female Engagement Teams (FETs), gets a laugh from a local woman who attended a Marine-sponsored meeting with a local midwife to inform the women about hygiene, pregnancy and child care issues.

Read Nancy Montgomery's reporting on the U.S. interpreters working with the FETs and the tough positions they sometimes found themselves in here.

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