Zamboanga, Philippines - Republic of
ARMED AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN DOWNTOWN ZAMBOANGA.
American soldiers carry their firearms in downtown Zamboanga in
southern Philippines February 12, 2002. U.S. troops are in Zamboanga to
train Filipino soldiers prior to the start of the main phase of
military exercises between the Philippines and the United States aimed
at stamping out the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf rebel threat on nearby
Basilan island. REUTERS/Erik de Castro