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100330-M-6001S-182.DJIBOUTI (March 30, 2010) Lance Cpl. William Laffoon, tank crewman assigned to Tank platoon Alpha Company, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), braces himself after firing a 120mm round from a M1A1 Abrams battle tank during a live-fire range in Djibouti. Marine tank crewmen engaged several targets alongside the French 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade as part of a joint exercise. The 24th MEU is on a seven-month deployment as part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda/Released)

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Photo taken on 30 March 2010 (© ahmeterenispir / Flickr)

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