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Photo by: TSGT JEREMY LOCK

U.S. Army Soldiers try to pull an illumination flare from it's case before firing it over the city of Mosul, Iraq, June 1, 2006, with a 120mm mortar cannon. The illumination flares are fired will brighten the city to deter terrorist from planting improvised explosive devices. The Soldiers are from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Battalion Mortars, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

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