Djiboutians Celebrate 35th Independence Anniversary

CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh (fourth from left) presides over ceremonies honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh (fourth from left) presides over ceremonies honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian soldiers raise their nation's flag at the start of ceremonies honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian soldiers raise their nation's flag at the start of ceremonies honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian military members march in front of the grandstands at ceremonies honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian military members march in front of the grandstands at ceremonies honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian military members sing in cadence as they march during a ceremony honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP CHIEK OSMAN, Djibouti - Djiboutian military members sing in cadence as they march during a ceremony honoring the 35th anniversary of Djiboutian independence June 27. Thousands of Djiboutian citizens attended the anniversary ceremony, along with Djiboutian military and government officials as well as members of U.S. and other partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)

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