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Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Cheryl Lauer of Alexandria, Va. sits with her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Lauren and 10-month-old son Drew on the floor of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 as they await the arrival of their dad/husband on a military charter flight. Flights came in all weekend long, bringing several hundred troops and military contractors back to the United States in time for the new year. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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