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Photos first published in the Oct. 8 Mideast edition

Submitted by Sgt. Cesar A. Robles of Recon Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, out of Fort Irwin, Calif. Here Robles keeps watch during a sniper patrol in Baghdad.

Submitted by Spc. Wesley Lowe of the 3rd Platoon, Battery D, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, a Tennessee National Guard unit at Camp Caldwell, Iraq. This photo was taken near Mandali, Iraq, near the Iraq/Iran border while delivering humanitarian aid.

Submitted by Chaplain (Capt.) Kevin Winemiller of the 53rd Infantry Brigade, a Florida National Guard unit stationed at Camp Lightning, Gardez, Afghanistan. Here soldiers mark this year’s commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Submitted by Cpl. Guillermo Soto of Company C, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment stationed at FOB Falcon. “This is the day we got surrounded, overrun and outnumbered,” Soto jokes. His unit was patrolling south of Baghdad when they ran into a herd of sheep.

Submitted by Sgt. Luke Bukoski of Company C, 844th Engineer Battalion, a National Guard unit out of Tennessee. Sgt. Thomas Zielinski stares off into the desert while waiting for instruction in close quarters marksmanship at Udari Range in Kuwait.

Submitted by Pfc. Qi Wan Liang of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. In Baghdad’s Sadr City, Company C undertook a “show of force” when it was part of a quick reaction force.

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