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GRAND BARA, Djibouti - President of the Republic of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Gulleh, salutes troops from atop of a ceremonial Humvee with other dignitaries and security members on the parade grounds at Grand Bara, Djibouti, December 4, 2009, during the closing ceremony of a multinational military exercise. The Eastern Africa Standby Force Field Training Exercise is designed to test the Eastern African Standby Brigade's initial operating capabilities. (Photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Gallagher, CJTF-HOA)
GRAND BARA, Djibouti - President of the Republic of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Gulleh, salutes troops from atop of a ceremonial Humvee with other dignitaries and security members on the parade grounds at Grand Bara, Djibouti, December 4, 2009, during the closing ceremony of a multinational military exercise. The Eastern Africa Standby Force Field Training Exercise is designed to test the Eastern African Standby Brigade's initial operating capabilities. (Photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Gallagher, CJTF-HOA)
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