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JAPANESE FORCES ADVANCED TEAM VISITS AL-MOTHANA IN SAMAWA, SOUTHERN IRAQ.
Colonel Masahisa (L), the commander of the Japanese Forces advanced team, and Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Opelaar, commander of the Dutch military contingent of Royal Marines and Army, leave the Governor's House in Samawa, southern Iraq January 20, 2004 after talks with the provisional governor. Men and young children, many dressed in traditional dishdasha robes and keffiyah headscarves, waved and gave the thumbs up at the Japanese troops as they sped through the dusty streets of Samawa shortly after dawn, shouting "Japanese very good!" . REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama