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Anthropologist's war death reverberates

Don Ayala (left) has pleaded guilty to killing the man who attacked Paula Loyd (right) in Afghanistan. Don Ayala (left) has pleaded guilty to killing the man who attacked Paula Loyd (right) in Afghanistan.
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / February 12, 2009

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In a hostile corner of southern Afghanistan, an American platoon fanned out around a market, forming a protective circle around a petite woman with a notebook. Paula Loyd, a Wellesley-educated researcher, began interviewing villagers about the price of cooking fuel - a key indicator of whether insurgents had hijacked supply lines. (Full article: 2368 words)

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