02 January 2013 10:30 | By Matt Yelland, Picture Manager
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Men use ropes to try and right a supply truck overloaded with wheat straw (© REUTERS/Mian Khursheed)
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'The Reuters multimedia team in Islamabad set up interviews for a feature looking at a military-run de-radicalization centre in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Taliban militants once controlled the area, but a military operation in 2009 drove them out. Policymakers felt long-term stability could only be achieved if they fought not just militants but their ideology as well, so they set up the Mashal centre to de-radicalize and reform captured militants.

'We left Islamabad early in the morning and, after driving through winding mountain roads, we passed through the area of Dargai where I saw a truck that had tipped backwards. It was overloaded with wheat straw and the driver was trying to stop it from completely tipping over.
I got out of the car and shot a few frames. It became even more interesting when people passing by started to help the truck's crew, trying to pull it back with ropes. It was a really unusual scene.'

Equipment used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, lens 16mm, f10, 1/400, ISO 1000

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