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The remains of severely burned bodies of U.S. Marines are pictured amidst the wreckage of U.S. aircraft, including helicopters and giant transporters, after an abortive Commando-style raid into Iran aimed at freeing hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy.  The desert site is in Eastern Iran at Desht-E-Kavir, some 500 kilometers from Tehran.  At least eight U.S. servicemen died in the mission on April 24, 1980.  (AP Photo)

The remains of severely burned bodies of U.S. Marines are pictured amidst the wreckage of U.S. aircraft, including helicopters and giant transporters, after an abortive Commando-style raid into Iran aimed at freeing hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy. The desert site is in Eastern Iran at Desht-E-Kavir, some 500 kilometers from Tehran. At least eight U.S. servicemen died in the mission on April 24, 1980. (AP Photo)

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