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Stars and Stripes' top photos of 2016: Pacific

A Japanese fighter pops out of the jungle on Tinian, in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. U.S. servicemembers assisted Japanese troops during a scenario requiring them to retake an island, as part of the bilateral Keen Sword exercise.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 29, 2016

As in every year since World War II, in 2016 Stars and Stripes reporters documented the U.S. military around the globe: on the ground, at sea and in the air, in daily life and in action.

Stars and Stripes’ Pacific reporters this year covered everything from protests in South Korea to the aftershocks of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. Here are some of their favorite shots of 2016.

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