US MILITARY EXPERT BOARDS PLANE AT ROTA AIR BASE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN.
A U.S. marine boards an Hercules transport plane to Liberia to assess
how to bring stability to the broken West African country ahead of a
possible humanitarian mission, at the U.S. military base of Rota,
southern Spain, early July 7, 2003. The 20 members of the humanitarian
assistance survey team took off in a plane from Rota taking 15
Spain-based marines with them for security. REUTERS/Anton Meres