We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 12, 2009

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“Word can’t describe it; this is great—it really is,” said Cpl. Clinton R. Smith, a welder with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, after embracing his 3-year-old daughter, Maddison, for the first time in more than six months. Smith, along with 88 other Marines and sailors, returned to the Combat Center Wednesday from their deployment to Ninawa province in the northwest corner of Iraq, near the Syrian border. (US Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Corey A. Blodgett.)

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