HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - MAY 8:  British Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards Regiment and the 27 Dragoon Battery, 19 Regiment Royal Artillery, "The Highland Gunners" repel an assault from Taleban insurgents coming from two different sides at their combat security outpost at the Delhi Patrol Base (PB), in a location in the desert in the Garmsir District on May 8, 2007 in Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Due to the high temperatures, that can reach peaks of up to 55 degrees centigrade, British troops conduct operations during the early mornings or late evenings and they rest at their base during the rest of the day. British troops are in the front line in the continued effort to suppress the efforts of Taleban insurgents to regain control of southern Afghanistan, with the threat of a reinvigorated spring offensive from the militants looming large on the horizon. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)