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In this Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 file photo, U.S. marines are seen at the scene of car bombing just outside Fallujah, Iraq.  With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift _ a return to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars. (AP Photo/Bilal Fawzi, File)
Photo by: Bilal Fawzi
In this Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 file photo, U.S. marines are seen at the scene of car bombing just outside Fallujah, Iraq. With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift _ a return to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars. (AP Photo/Bilal Fawzi, File)

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