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A camouflage convoy of Dutch military trucks carrying two batteries of Patriot missiles is lined up for a media opportunity before departing from De Peel Air Base in Vreedepeel, Netherlands, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Twelve Patriot missile launching systems from the Dutch military are on their way to help Turkey defend its border against Syrian rockets. The missile batteries are scheduled to be fully operational by Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson)
Photo by: Mark D. Carlson
A camouflage convoy of Dutch military trucks carrying two batteries of Patriot missiles is lined up for a media opportunity before departing from De Peel Air Base in Vreedepeel, Netherlands, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Twelve Patriot missile launching systems from the Dutch military are on their way to help Turkey defend its border against Syrian rockets. The missile batteries are scheduled to be fully operational by Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson)

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