[Manila, June 28. Image via Getty]

A child holds her father's hand as he and other police commandoes in Manila on June 28, 2009, prepare to be deployed to the southern Philippine island of Basilan. The Basilan Contingent will consist of 12 Police Commisioned Officers and 213 Police Non-Commisioned Officers. The troops will augment the existing security forces in the south who are securing the island which is a known haunt of the Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim extremist group known for its links to the al-Qaeda network. AFP PHOTO/NAT GARCIA (Photo credit should read NAT GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)