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Photo by: Maya Alleruzzo

In this Aug. 16, 2010 photo, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jackie Vanover, from Spanaway, Wash. holds a hand-made message for his family, including his two-month-old daughter, Austin, after crossing the border from Iraq into Kuwait. Staff Sgt. Vanover, of 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is in the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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