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NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States Air Force Central Command Expeditionary Band (AFCENT) performs in Nairobi, Kenya in early November, 2008. During its first visit to Kenya, the band performed at civic centers and universities with crowds exceeding 1,800 people. The purpose of the visit was to reach out to military personnel and to facilitate public diplomacy.(U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Cohen)
NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States Air Force Central Command Expeditionary Band (AFCENT) performs in Nairobi, Kenya in early November, 2008. During its first visit to Kenya, the band performed at civic centers and universities with crowds exceeding 1,800 people. The purpose of the visit was to reach out to military personnel and to facilitate public diplomacy.(U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Cohen)
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