July 12th, 2010
01:46 PM ET

France honors fallen soldier

A ceremony honored a French soldier of the 13th engineering regiment in his hometown of Valdahon, in central eastern France, on Monday, with French Defense Minister Herve Morin (center above) in attendance. The soldier was killed in Afghanistan by a bomb during a reconnaissance operation north of Kabul last week. France has 3, 500 soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, with 45 troops killed since their deployment in January 2002.

Related: Home and Away: Casualties in Afghanistan

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