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Heidelberg, Germany, June 19, 1948: Romance was in the air for many a service member serving in Europe in those immediate post-war years. Stars and Stripes staffers were not immune to Cupid’s arrow either and Stripes’ staff photographers were often called upon to do double duty as wedding photographers for their love-struck colleagues.
Checking for damage, 1991
Central Saudi Arabia, Jan. 22, 1991: Airman 1st Class William Peter of Quincy, Ill., checks the engine air inlet of an F-15 Eagle for damage and loose rivets during the first week of Operation Desert Storm.


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Flowers and children, 2018
Guzura district, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2018: Miriam Gul, 4, and her brother Mustafa, 3, harvest saffron flowers from a field in their village in a rural district of Herat province in Afghanistan.
19th Engineer Battalion, 2006
Tikrit, Iraq, 2006: Soldiers with the 19th Engineer Battalion smooth concrete after filling roadside bomb craters along a main highway.
School daze, 1961
Zukeran Elementary School, Okinawa, Japan, August 1961: Susan Hyde, a first-grade teacher at the Zukeran Elementary School, gets some of her projects for the school year in order as she waits for her class to fill up the empty desks.
Earthquake rescue, 1963
Kumanovo, Yugoslavia, July 1963: At a tent city in Kumanovo, Maj. Rosa Ramirez feeds a 3-year-old survivor of the July 26 earthquake that killed over 1,000 people and leveled most of the city of Skopje.
Haditha Dam, 2003
Haditha Dam, Iraq, May 2, 2003: Sgt. Andrew Vasey, left, and Sgt. Anthony Czerwinski, of 4th Platoon, Small Craft Company on two of the platoon’s small unit riverine craft.
Florida’s ‘real’ tourist attraction is rocket launches
The space nerds poured into town by the thousands in NASA T-shirts, booking every last hotel room but leaving them empty. Instead they double-parked on roadsides and bridges, pitched prohibited tents in parks and slept in running cars. Diehards staked spots along the banks of the Indian River a full day early.

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