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Locked N Loaded
02-17-2005, 12:14 PM
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FORWARD OPERATING BASE SNAKE PIT, Iraq (Feb. 16, 2005) -- The Marines and Sailors of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, load up on 7-ton Trucks before a daily patrol of Ramadi. Over the past six months, the Marines and Sailors of Company E have witnessed the gradual evolution of Ramadi. Once insurgents ran rampant. Now, it is a place where a successful and safe future is visible. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Graham Paulsgrove

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FORWARD OPERATING BASE SNAKE PIT, Iraq (Feb. 16, 2005) -- A Marine with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, watches the street below him during a patrol. Over the past six months, the Marines and Sailors of Company E have witnessed the gradual evolution of Ramadi. Once insurgents ran rampant. Now, it is a place where a successful and safe future is visible. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Graham Paulsgrove

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FORWARD OPERATING BASE SNAKE PIT, Iraq (Feb. 16, 2005) -- The Marines and sailors of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct daily patrols of Ramadi. Over the past six months, the Marines and Sailors of Company E have witnessed the gradual evolution of Ramadi. Once insurgents ran rampant. Now, it is a place where a successful and safe future is visible. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Graham Paulsgrove

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FORWARD OPERATING BASE SNAKE PIT, Iraq (Feb. 16, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. Luis E. Oaxaca, team leader, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, keeps an eye out in the surrounding area while Marines patrol the streets below. Over the past six months, the Marines and Sailors of Company E have witnessed the gradual evolution of Ramadi. Once insurgents ran rampant. Now, it is a place where a successful and safe future is visible. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Graham Paulsgrove

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FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Debby Schick, the mother of a Marine injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom, worked with Army Capt. James Watt, an occupational therapist at Brooke Army Medical Center here, to create a center where wounded troops can train in day-to-day activities they'll perform in their homes. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Donna Miles

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FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Marines from Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, unfasten the tie on the gate of a home in the city of Fallujah, Iraq, Feb. 13. Searching buildings and homes inside Fallujah has led to the discovery of unexploded ordnance, weapons and explosives. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr.

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FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. Dang T. Minh, assaultman for Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, aims his shotgun at a padlocked door inside the city of Fallujah. For smaller locks, a variety of shotgun shells can be used for entry. Marines gained entry to buildings to look for ordnance, weapons and explosives. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr.

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FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 15, 2005) -- A Marine from Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, keeps watch over the area during a security halt in the city of Fallujah. The Marines of 3/4 are a constant presence inside the city. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr.

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FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 15, 2005) -- An assaultman with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, secures a small block of C-4 plastic explosive to a chained and locked door inside the city of Fallujah. Demolition is used by patrols as a last resort to enter a building when searching for ordnance, weapons and explosives. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr.

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FALLUJAH, Iraq (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Debris and smoke fill the air as a block of C-4 plastic explosive detonates on a door inside Fallujah. The blast from less than 1/3 pound of C-4 is sufficient to open most doors in the city. Marines from Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, searched through buildings and homes looking for unexploded ordnance, weapons and explosives. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Lance Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr.

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MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 16, 2005) -- Capt. Erik A. Post, a demolition engineer explosives instructor for The Basic School, cuts a piece of detonation cord during an explosives demonstration class at the Murphy demolition range Feb. 7 for TBS’s Alpha Company students. -- Photo submitted 02/16/2005 Taken by Cpl. Justin Lago

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MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 16, 2005) -- The Expeditionary Fire Support System is a mortar-based system that is designed to provide mobile fire support for expeditionary forces. The system utilizes a 120 mm rifled towed mortar that can fire rifled or smoothbore ammunition. Rifle is the internal spiral grooves inside the barrel that rotates the round as it exits the barrel. It includes an ammo trailer and two internally transportable vehicles. The system can be deployed from amphibious ships, internally, in CH-53 helicopters and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. -- Photo submitted 02/16/2005 Taken by Sgt. Donald Bohanner

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MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 16, 2005) -- Tattoos sometimes become unwanted or regretted. With modern laser technology, they can be removed. The service can be free to active duty service members and offered at a reduced cost to qualified family members. -- Photo submitted 02/16/2005 Taken by Cpl. Shawn Vincent
^ Nice Tat....... :lol:

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OAHU, Hawaii (Dec. 31, 2004) -- Today, thanks to harmonious working relationship between Marine Corps trainers and environmental managers, active live-fire weapons training is sustained, and more than 2,000 of the birds still nest in the heart of the 160-acre Ulupa'u Crater at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the 23-acre Ulupa'u Wildlife Management Area. The current project is designed to further reduce brushfire hazards and has two phases:
(1) laying down geotextile matting to suppress flammable weed growth around the base of the kiawe trees in which the birds roos/nest; and
(2) placing four remote controlled water cannons, such as this one, to further reduce risk of brushfire spread into the ****y colony. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Courtesy photo

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MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 16, 2005) -- Cpl. Jenny Franks (right), of the Quantico Custody Control Unit, demonstrates how to secure a prisoner with handcuffs and a waist belt Monday during a prisoner escort certification class with the assistance of Staff Sgt. Alison Watkins, CCU staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge. The prisoner escort certification class, or “chaser class”, is held every month by brig personnel and certifies service members to escort prisoners for temporary release to medical, dental, legal or working party details. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Cpl. J. Agg

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MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 16, 2005) -- Cpl. Jenny Franks (left), of the Quantico Custody Control Unit, demonstrates how to apply leg irons to a prisoner with assistance from Staff Sgt. Alison Watkins, CCU staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge during a prisoner escort certification class held Monday at the Alfred M. Gray Research Center. -- Photo submitted 02/17/2005 Taken by Cpl. J. Agg

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Family and friends cheer as the returning soldiers arrive at the parade field at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 10, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua McPhie

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1st Cavalry Division soldiers salute as the colors are retired during their homecoming ceremony Feb. 10, 2005, at Fort Hood, Texas. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua McPhie

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The 1st Cavalry Division Band plays during the homecoming ceremony Feb. 10, 2005, the first homecoming they had performed at since their own return from Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua McPhie

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Jim Ross greets his daughter at homecoming ceremonies at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 10, 2005, after returning from a year in Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua McPhie

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Davis Hocker holds his daughter Kaitlyn, age 5, during the 1st Cavalry Division homecoming cermonies at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 10, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua McPhie

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U.S. Army Capt. Reginald Bryant stands with his wife LaZelle and daughter Briyana after the homecoming ceremony. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua McPhie

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February 17, 2005 -- Spc. Shalllenberg, from Company B, 103rd Armored Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, gets a boost from a fellow Soldier as they search for a bomb-making lab in As Siniyah, Iraq.

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February 17, 2005 -- More than 60 active duty and former military Purple Heart Medal recipients march onto the field for a salute to the veterans at the 2005 National Football League Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

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February 17, 2005 -- Crowds gather at the Army’s Stryker ICV Command Vehicle exhibit, at the 97th annual Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 11-20). More than 1.5 million are expected to attend. Thus far, the Stryker has received rave reviews from auto observers, as well as from potential Army recruits.

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February 16, 2005 -- Spc. Alex Mumford, from Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) keeps a watchful eye for insurgents in Mosul, Iraq.

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February 16, 2005 -- The U.S. Military Academy Cadet Drill Team practices before competing in a championship drill meet at Tulane University in New Orleans. The drill team walked away with one of the top awards and will compete again on Apr. 2, at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

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February 16, 2005 -- U.S. Soldiers, Sailors and civilians up-armor Heavy Equipment Transporter trucks at a Level-2 armor shop near Camp Victory, Kuwait. The facility, along with another one in Iraq, has hardened more than 2,000 medium and heavy trucks since March 2004.

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February 15, 2005 -- Soldiers from the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, practice marksmanship at their new sniper range near Baghdad, Iraq. The training was formerly conducted at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Ark.

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February 15, 2005 -- Pfc. John Edwards, from Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, patrols Baghdad’s Hotel District, where recent election posters remain hanging.

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February 15, 2005 -- Soldiers of the 50th Multi-role Bridge Company, 2nd Infantry Division, train with Korean troops from the 312th Engineer Battalion to bridge the Han River near Seoul, South Korea, during a snowstorm.

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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airmen of the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare A-10 Thunderbolt IIs for an exercise mission Feb. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina D. Kinsey)

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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airmen of the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform a last-minute maintenance check on an A-10 Thunderbolt II as it prepares to take off here Feb. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina D. Kinsey)

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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airman 1st Class Robert Watson directs an A-10 Thunderbolt II as it prepares to take off here Feb. 12. Airman Watson is a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina D. Kinsey)
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Howie Kaluha
02-17-2005, 12:19 PM
Excellent pics LnL woot :D

Locked N Loaded
02-17-2005, 12:45 PM
Back at ya He219.....Great Pic's...... woot

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ: Iraqi soldiers drive 17 February 2005 in Baghdad in front of a giant poster of the United Iraqi Alliance showing a picture of Muslim Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, map of Iraq and a candle which is symbol of the list in last month's historic election. Iraq's electoral commission certified the poll finalizing an historic victory for the country's Shiite majority which gained 140 seats in the new 275-member parliament. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB
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MOSUL, IRAQ: A US soldier from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment enters into a dentist clinic as an Iraqi woman waits to be attended in the Muslim Sunni restive Iraqi northern city of Mosul, 17 February 2005. The clinic received damage after a clash between US troops and insurgents started. In a separate incident, one US soldier was slightly wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) blew up when his military convoy drove by. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA

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MOSUL, IRAQ: A US military Stryker vehicle blocks an avenue as a special engineers truck inspect a suspected box containing wires in the area, in the Sunni Muslim Iraqi northern city of Mosul, 17 February 2005In a separate incident, one US soldier was slightly wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) blew up when his military convoy drove by. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA

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MOSUL, IRAQ: A US military engineers truck inspects a suspected box containing wires in the middle of an avenue, in the Sunni Muslim restive Iraqi northern city of Mosul, 17 February 2005. In a separate incident, one US soldier was slightly wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) blew up when his military convoy drove by. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA

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KARBALA, IRAQ: Iraqi Muslim Shiites flock to the illuminated shrine of Imam Abu al-Fadel Al-Abbas during mourning of Ashura in the holy city of Karbala, early 17 February 2005. The Shiite mourning days of Ashura mark the seventh century death of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. Kurds rejected the idea of an Islamic republic in Iraq following the victory of a conservative Shiite list in last month's historic elections. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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KARBALA, IRAQ: Iraqi Muslim Shiites beat themselves during mourning of Ashura in the holy city of Karbala, early 17 February 2005. The Shiite mourning days of Ashura mark the seventh century death of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. Kurds rejected the idea of an Islamic republic in Iraq following the victory of a conservative Shiite list in last month's historic elections. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ: Iraqi Muslim Shiites, loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr, flagellate themselves during mourning of Ashura in Baghdad's poor neighborhood of Sadr City 17 February 2005. The Shiite mourning days of Ashura mark the seventh century death of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. Iraq's election results were to be certified as heavyweights from the winning Shiite list were jockeying for position but faced warnings from rival political parties against creating an Islamic state. AFP PHOTO/SABAH ARAR
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WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte(R), US President Bush's nominee to be the first ever National Inteligence Director holds a press conference 17, February, 2005 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Negroponte, 65, is the former US ambassador to the UN and most recently ambassador to Iraq. If confirmed by the Senate, Negroponte will oversee 15 US intelligence agencies. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN
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WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte(R), US President Bush's nominee to be the first ever National Inteligence Director speaks during a press conference 17, February, 2005 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Negroponte, 65, is the former US ambassador to the UN and most recently ambassador to Iraq. If confirmed by the Senate, Negroponte will oversee 15 US intelligence agencies. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN

He219
02-17-2005, 12:55 PM
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Leading Seaman Medic Rebecca Johnston in the oxygen bank on HMAS Kanimbla.
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Brigadier David Chalmers meets with Major General Bambang Darmono and Lhong sub-district head Mr Mahdi.
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Que-ing Apocholipse Now soundtrack ...
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An Australian Army Iroquois helicopter fly over the coast of Indonesia's Aceh Province on their final humanitarian aid mission during Operation Sumatra Assist.
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A Royal Australian Navy Sea King helicopter prepares to land as Australian Army Iroquois helicopters and personnel deliver their last humanitarian aid mission in the village of Lhong, during Operation Sumatra assist. Australian Army Iroquois helicopters and personnel on their last humanitarian aid mission in the village of Lhong, in Indonesia's Aceh Province, during Operation Sumatra Assist.
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Australian Army Iroquois helicopters and personnel on their last humanitarian aid mission in the village of Lhong, in Indonesia's Aceh Province, during Operation Sumatra Assist.
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Australian Army Iroquois helicopters and Australian and Indonesian military personnel on their last humanitarian aid mission in the village of Lhong during Operation Sumatra Assist.

Howie Kaluha
02-17-2005, 12:58 PM
Sweet pics He219 :D

Shar.
02-17-2005, 12:58 PM
Nice pics today woot

1AssToRisk
02-17-2005, 01:05 PM
I think that vehicle is called a Buffalo.

The Buffalo, a clearance vehicle, has been approved by the Pentagon to be part of a newly devised hunter-killer team concept that will lead convoys against the threat of mines and IEDs. The Buffalo incorporates blast protection technology with automotive components made by such companies as Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Allison Transmission, a division of General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Mack Trucks, Inc., a division of Volvo Group (Nasdaq:VOLVY). More than 20 Buffalo vehicles are in active operation in Iraq.

See alot of them on the highways around Iraq.

Cya

He219
02-17-2005, 01:11 PM
I think that vehicle is called a Buffalo.

Thanks!
:D

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Sirpad
02-17-2005, 01:12 PM
I think that vehicle is called a Buffalo.

isnt that the cougar? we've seen a bunch of those in pics recently...

Jester
02-17-2005, 01:17 PM
What Para-Wings are those?
Canada!

DPGLAW
02-17-2005, 01:21 PM
What are those morons hitting themselves with??? I understand that they are practicing their religon but for christs sake, why not just fast or something, I mean this is ridiculous...I am not trying to criticize their religon as a whole, at least not in this instance, but I mean come on, they are beating themselves bloody which I can not see in any circumstance to be remotely intelligent.

Seoulstriker
02-17-2005, 01:26 PM
He219, awesome job on those two pics of Lt. Gen. Ward. :D

Ratamacue
02-17-2005, 01:32 PM
Nice pics everyone.

He219
02-17-2005, 01:39 PM
What are those morons hitting themselves with??? I understand that they are practicing their religon but for christs sake, why not just fast or something, I mean this is ridiculous...I am not trying to criticize their religon as a whole, at least not in this instance, but I mean come on, they are beating themselves bloody which I can not see in any circumstance to be remotely intelligent.

Perhaps they should use Leeches?
:P

Nothing like a good blood-letting to purify the body ... Actually, the public show is a form of expression for their devotion to islam.

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cmdrfire
02-17-2005, 01:56 PM
What are those morons hitting themselves with??? I understand that they are practicing their religon but for christs sake, why not just fast or something, I mean this is ridiculous...I am not trying to criticize their religon as a whole, at least not in this instance, but I mean come on, they are beating themselves bloody which I can not see in any circumstance to be remotely intelligent.

That's one of the main differences between the Sunni Muslims and Shi'ite Muslims. The Shi'ites believe in self-flagellation to purify themselves; this is something that the Sunnis regard as haram or wrong. The Shi'ites also believe that the Caliph (leader of Islam, hasn't been one since the British dismantled the Caliphate in 1914) can only be a descendent of the Prophet Muhammed, whereas Sunnis believe that the Caliph should be (somewhat ironically, I've found) someone who is elected and represents the views of the majority of Muslims worldwide.

The majority of Muslims worldwide are Sunni, in any case; the Shi'ites tend to be confined (generally) to the Iran/Iraq area.

Religious Education lesson over, back to the pics!

Noamaan

He219
02-17-2005, 02:04 PM
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Lt. Gen. Alberto Braganza (L) Southern Command military chief awards the gold cross medal to Army private first class Basri Havier (R) former MNLF fighter for exemplary performance during the military operation to capture the Muslim rebel camp in Panamao town, 16 February 2005, overrun by the goverment forces. Havier is among the 500 MNLF fighters who were integrated into the Philipppine military
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Israeli soldiers check a Palestinian man crossing Kalandia checkpoint at the entrance of the West Bank city of Ramallah, 17 February 2005. Dozens of police reinforcements have been deployed around Jerusalem's disputed mosque compound for fear of an attack by Jewish extremists trying to sabotage the Gaza pullout plan, Israeli public radio said today

Some pic's for J-10:

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A member of the Chinese police contingent of the UN peacekeeping is pictured in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince 16 February 2005. Haiti's electoral process is under way after the transitional government confirmed dates for the first elections since former president Jean Bertrand Aristide left office under pressure a year ago. A UN stabilization force was sent to Haiti last year after Aristide departed.
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A Chinese policeman of the UN peacekeeping force speaks to a Haitian youth at the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince 16 February 2005
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A Chinese policeman of the UN peacekeeping force patrols the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince 16 February 2005.

cmdrfire
02-17-2005, 02:24 PM
The whole world seems to be using those K-pot/PASGT style helmets now...
Just noticed a similar design on the Chinese peacekeepers helmets!

tenda
02-17-2005, 02:38 PM
nice pic's this one rock's...!!!!!!!! ;)
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ckabusk
02-17-2005, 03:05 PM
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U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment soldier walks past the
crater left by a roadside bomb attack on a U.S. Army convoy in Mosul,
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How the hell can terrorists managed to plant the IED on activity 4 lanes street without being spotted by someone?

callous
02-17-2005, 04:03 PM
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An Iraqi police officer guards a man who was arrested while trying to enter Najaf, February 17, 2005. Authorities said two Iraqi 'terrorists' from the province of Babil were arrested as they were attempting to enter Najaf to conduct attacks against Shi'ites marking their religious festival of Ashura. Security forces are on alert ahead of Ashura, one of the holiest events in the Shi'ite calendar and which pays homage to Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who died in battle in 680 A.D. The event reaches a climax on Saturday
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A masked Iraqi policeman stops a woman at a checkpoint in front of the al-Kadim Holy Shrine in the Kadimiyah area of Baghdad
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Paraguayan General Attorney Oscar Latorre confirms to the media that the body of Cecilia Cubas, daughter of former Paraguayan President Raul Cubas, had been discovered in the yard of a house in Ypane, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005. Cecilia Cubas was seized by heavily armed gunmen in a commando-style operation Sept. 21 as she drove near the family home in Asuncion
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Cecilia Cubas is seen in this Feb. 27, 2004 photo during a family reunion in Asuncion, Paraguay. Cecila Cubas was found dead Wednesday night
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Paraguayan police search for evidence in the tunnel where the remains of Cecilia Cubas, daughter of former President Raul Cubas, were found buried by her kidnappers on the outskirts of Asuncion
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Paraguayan citizen Osmar Martinez sits handcuffed in a police station after he was arrested and accused of involvement in the kidnapping of Cecilia Cubas, daughter of former Paraguayan President Raul Cubas, in Asuncion, January 26, 2005. Paraguayan police found an electronic trail of emails between Martinez and Rodrigo Granda, chief of International affairs for Colombian guerrilla group FARC, in their investigation into the whereabouts of Cecilia Cubas
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A file photo shows Rodrigo Granda (R), who acted as the chief of International affairs for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), under arrest in Bogota, Colombia, December 15, 2004. Paraguayan police investigators found an electronic trail of emails between Granda and Paraguayan citizen Osmar Martinez

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Israeli soldiers and a policeman guard a detained Palestinian farmer during a protest, calling for return of confiscated land close to the West Bank village of Litvania near Hebron
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A 17-years-old Palestinian teenager, named by witnesses as Imad Abu Arafeh, sits blindfolded after being arrested by Israeli security forces in the center of the West Bank city of Hebron
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Members of special Palestinian forces take part in military training in the West Bank city of Ramallah
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Thai soldiers inspect the damage caused by a bomb which exploded outside a hotel at Sungai Kolok. A car bomb exploded outside a hotel in southern Thailand, killing five people and injuring up to 40 just two hours after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra cut short a trip to the restive region
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A Brazilian soldier guards a helicopter after troops arrived in Anapu
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A Kenyan soldier brusher sand from a landmine during a de-mining demonstration at the East African International Mine Action Training Center (IMATC) in Kenya's capital Nairobi, February 17, 2005. A school for de-mining opened in Kenya on Thursday to train soldiers to help make former African war zones safe again, with southern Sudan top on their list. The British-funded school aims to teach 350 African de-miners in its first year.
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Afghan refugees walk back to their tents after receiving clothing and other supplies from US soldiers during a humanitarian distribution in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul
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British soldiers guard the foreign ministry where British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw (not in picture) is visiting in Kabul, Afghanistan
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Indian soldiers stand guard as a group of Kashmiri Muslims wait at a bus stand on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway, at Baramulla
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An Indian army soldier (in military fatigue) gives arms training to a member of Village Defense Committee (VDC) in an army camp near International border with Pakistan at Suchetgarh
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Two unidentified UN observers of the UNMEE (UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea) patrol the border. The United Nations said it was worried by the heavy military presence along the disputed Ethiopian-Eritrean border despite a current relative calm and urged the rivals to exercise restraint.(
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Filipino military policemen escort Jubail Sahibul (C) at the Southern Command headquarters in the port city of Zamboanga, southern Philippines, February 17, 2005. Sahibul has been detained by authorities and is accused of being an Abu Sayyaf member and participating in the Sipadan kidnapping

Dr. Danger
02-17-2005, 04:06 PM
What are those morons hitting themselves with??? I understand that they are practicing their religon but for christs sake, why not just fast or something, I mean this is ridiculous...I am not trying to criticize their religon as a whole, at least not in this instance, but I mean come on, they are beating themselves bloody which I can not see in any circumstance to be remotely intelligent.

Self-flagellation isnt a solely muslim tradition.

American Patriot
02-17-2005, 04:07 PM
The key in any flagellation is moderation.

GrimmyRX
02-17-2005, 04:11 PM
The key in any flagellation is moderation.
Most guys in western society flagellate themselves once a day anyways, rofl

Digital Marine
02-17-2005, 04:16 PM
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Whow... that looks EXACTLY like Vietnam!

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This reminded me of the scene in Apocalypse Now... :lol:

goldman
02-17-2005, 04:19 PM
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Id this vest?
And if its possible pics

callous
02-17-2005, 04:52 PM
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Nepali tanks are seen as part of the Democracy Day celebration rehearsal in Kathmandu
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Philippine National Police uproot full-grown marijuana plants following a raid
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A Spanish policeman guards a sealed off part of the Spanish city of Valencia after the arrest of two suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA, February 17, 2005. Police arrested a man and a woman who had been staying at a downtown hostel and seized gun and explosives
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Spanish riot police take cover as a homemade rocket launched by protesters explodes near them during clashes between police and naval workers in Gijon, northern Spain, February 17, 2005. The shipyard workers were protesting over lack of work contracts in the private sector
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Shipyard workers fire homemade rockets towards riot police during clashes between police and naval workers in Gijon, northern Spain, February 17, 2005. The shipyard workers were protesting over lack of work contracts in the private sector
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Basque police detain a woman following a disruption in the regional parliament in Vitoria, northern Spain, February 17, 2005. Two men burst into the plenary room and disrupted the parliamentary proceedings, shouting slogans in favour of Basque nationalist left youth organisations, and holding up banners, while at least five others shouted slogans from the public gallery. Members of Basque nationalist left youth organisations Jarrai, Haika and Segi are currently being tried at Madrid's High Court, accused of being members of the Basque separatist group ETA or of aiding and abetting ETA
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Officers of the DAS, Colombia's secret police, escort Javier Diaz Jaramillo, an alleged drug trafficker being to extradited to Spain after his arrest in Medellin
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Chinese armed police officers clean the debris after an earthquake in Wushi County of northwest China's Uygur Autonomous Region,
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Geezah
02-17-2005, 04:54 PM
What are those morons hitting themselves with??? I understand that they are practicing their religon but for christs sake, why not just fast or something, I mean this is ridiculous...I am not trying to criticize their religon as a whole, at least not in this instance, but I mean come on, they are beating themselves bloody which I can not see in any circumstance to be remotely intelligent.

Self-flagellation isnt a solely muslim tradition.


Ignorant and Fanatical Flagellants—Jesuit Inspired Today!
“Mental Epidemic!!” “Mania!”—”Quite Orthodox!”
The Flagellants are a fanatical and superstitious group, who, among other seventies, punish themselves by whipping. The reader will recognize this as simply a variation of heathenism so common among Catholics in the Middle Ages. Catholic Encyclopedia identifies among such devotees, many religious orders such as Dominicans, Jesuits, Augustinians, many “saints,” as “St.” Anthony of Padua, “St.” Vincent Ferrer, popes such as Clement VI, and royalty as Catherine De Medici and Henry III of France. Flagellation usually broke out in time of plague or other disaster, and was thought to be efficacious against such things, just like medals etc. I think myself it was just as good for that purpose!!!

“All ages and conditions were alike subject to this mental epidemic. Clergy and laity, men and women, even children of tender years, scourging themselves in reparation for the sins of the whole world. Great processions, amounting some*times to 10,000 souls, passed through the cities, beating themselves, arid calling the faithful to repentance. With Crosses and banners borne before them by the clergy, they marched slowly through the town. *****ped to the waist and with covered faces, they scourged themselves with leather thongs till the blood ran, chanting hymns and canticles of the Passion of Christ, entering the churches and prostrating themselves before the altars. For thirty-three days and a half this penance was continued by all who undertook it, in honour of the years of Christ’s life on earth. Neither mud nor snow, cold nor heat, was any obstacle. The procession con*tinued in Italy throughout 1260, and by the end of that year had spread beyond the Alps to Alsace, Bavaria, Bohemia, and Poland..

“In 1347 the Black Death swept across Europe and dev*astated the continent for the next two years. In 1348 terrible earthquakes occurred in Italy. The scandals prevalent in Church and State intensified in the popular mind the feeling that the end of all things was come. With extraordinary sud*denness the companies of Flagellants appeared again and rapidly spread across the Alps, through Hungary and Switzer*land. In 1349 they had reached Flanders, Holland, Bohemia, Poland, and Denmark. By September of that year they had arrived in England, where, however, they met with but little success

“At first this fatuus novus ntis was well received. As early as 1348, Pope Clement VI had permitted a similar procession in Avignon in entreaty against the plague... The Flagellant movement was but one of the manias that afflicted the end of the Middle Ages ..

“In Paris, in 1583, King Henry III became patron of the ‘Blancs Battus de l’Annonciation’ . . . The laughter of the Parisians, however, who treated the whole thing as a jest, obliged the king to withdraw his patronage. Early in the seventeenth century, the scandals arising among these brotherhoods caused the Parliament of Paris to suppress them, and under the combined assaults of the law, the Gallicans, and the sceptics, the practice soon died out. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Flagellant processions of self-flagellation were encouraged by the Jesuits in Austria and the Netherlands, as well as in the far countries which they evangelized. India, Persia, Japan, the Philippines, Mexico, and the States of South America, all had their Flagellant processions; in Central and South America they continue even to the present day, and were regulated and restrained by Pope Leo XIII. In Italy generally and in the Tyrol similar processions survived until the early years of the nineteenth century; in Rome itself they took place in the Jesuit churches as late as 1870, while even later they occurred in parts of Tuscany and Sicily” (Cath. Ency., VI, 90-92).

Note: Wherever this practice has been discontinued by Catholics, it was the opposition which laughed them to scorn for their ignorance or the Parliament which prohibited it. Similar practices are now common in our own Southwest, as all who are familiar with that section know.


Link (http://www.starbible.com/books/catholicism/chpt06.html)

Umm-Qasr
02-17-2005, 05:43 PM
nice pix ... :D

scrybe
02-17-2005, 06:22 PM
Great pics on the first page! I love that hi-res of the XM1014.

Gatling
02-17-2005, 06:31 PM
Good pics, thanx

kuttless
02-17-2005, 06:47 PM
Very nice pics today guys. Thank you very yuch

ibstolidude
02-17-2005, 06:52 PM
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the dive through the flaming hoop of death...the true paragon of quality training

One?
02-17-2005, 07:48 PM
WHY ARE THEY HITTING THEMSELVES

No it is not part of islam, islam does not dictate that. They flagellate themselves to recreate the incident that happend in the 7th century. When persians came to help Imam Hussein (the prophet's grandson) they were late and he was killed. They took their swords and beat themselves to death because they felt that they betrayed him. Those guys are beating themselves to feel what the Imam felt.

So no He219 it has nothing to do with Islam :)

Do clerics encourage it?
Only beating the chest with hands, not objects.

There are christians in philipines who actualy crucify themselves. So its not a muslims thing.


PS: wait till saturday, the 10th day....