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JAPANESE FORCES ADVANCED TEAM VISITS AL-MOTHANA IN SAMAWA, SOUTHERN IRAQ.
A Japanese advanced troops soldier stand guard outside the Governor's House as Colonel Masahisa, commander of Japanese advance troops, meets province's governor in Samawa, southern Iraq January 20, 2004. 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