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U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Near a Decade of Combat

Thanksgiving Celebration

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Thanksgiving Celebration

Marines celebrate Thanksgiving at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province. Long deployments mean holidays away from home for many troops in Afghanistan.

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