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Good ole Fourth of July Celebration in Bahrain

Chief Petty Officer Acie Blocton wins the hot dog eating contest at the ''Freedom Rocks'' celebration, put on by Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, on July 3, 2014.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 7, 2014

Nearly 7,000 miles away from where the Declaration of Independence was signed, U.S. personnel serving in the heart of  Middle East celebrate American style freedom in typical form.  At Naval Station Activity Bahrain, base members gathered for watermelon- and hot dog-eating contests, and enjoyed good music and good food.

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What's Fourth of July without a hot dog eating contest? Six servicemembers get 10 minutes to eat six hot dogs at the ''Freedom Rocks'' celebration, put on by Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Thursday.
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