Grand Bara race brings together U.S., French and Djiboutians

Participants begin running at the start of the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo Participants begin running at the start of the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)
Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)
Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)
Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)
Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)
Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo Runners make their way across the desert during the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Rubin Rivera (in white), 449th Air Expeditionary Group air traffic controller, reaches the halfway point in the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 100 runners from Camp Lemonnier participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Rubin Rivera (in white), 449th Air Expeditionary Group air traffic controller, reaches the halfway point in the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 100 runners from Camp Lemonnier participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)
A Djiboutian runner rests after completing the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo A Djiboutian runner rests after completing the Grand Bara 15k race, Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2012. More than 1,800 service members and civilians representing France, Djibouti, U.S., Japan, and Germany participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Doskey/Released)

A photo essay by Senior Airman Devin Doskey.

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