We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 21, 2009

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Unserviceable captured enemy weapons delivered by Marines with Engineer Ordnance Maintenance Platoon, Maintenance Company, 2nd Supply Battalion Reinforced, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) to the Taji National Maintenance Depot aboard Camp Taji, Iraq, lay in a pile waiting to be destroyed, July 28, 2009. The depot is responsible for destroying unserviceable weapons and turning over serviceable weapons to the Iraqi government to support the Iraqi Army. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. M. M. Bravo)

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