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US SOLDIERS RELAX IN VEHICLE BEFORE GOING ON A MISSION IN SAMARRA, IRAQ.
Two U.S. soldiers from 1-8, 3rd Brigade, of the 4th Infantry Division relax in the back of their Bradley fighting vehicle, with one reading Penthouse magazine, before going on a mission into Samarra, Iraq, December 17, 2003. A major operation named Operation Ivy Blizzard began early Wednesday morning which targeted a large number of wanted men and suspected weapons caches. REUTERS/Stefan Zaklin/POOL CRB