Oh, it’s one of those fright wigs!
Welcome back to our popular feature, “Things Maybe we Should have Explained in a Caption, but Didn’t.” The actual caption here tells us this soldier is “wearing a wig” as he smokes near the front lines.
I checked, and it turns out the dude said he was wearing the wig to scare the enemy and give him magic powers.
Now, I have to think that if that big honking rocket propelled grenade on his back doesn’t scare the enemy, a wig isn’t going to do the trick.
But I could be wrong. Maybe this is a whole nation of folks who are petrified of wigs, just ripe for a surprise attack by Dolly Parton.
A Congolese government soldier wearing a wig smokes by the roadside near the front line, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly