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US Troops Leave Iraq
  • U.S. Army SPC Keenan McCoy holds his 13 month old daughter Kyre, as he kisses his wife Rachel during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
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    U.S. Army SPC Keenan McCoy holds his 13 month old daughter Kyre, as he kisses his wife Rachel during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, TX, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elama Palemene is kissed by his wife, Annaden, right, and children Ko' Elani, left, and Pe' Ela during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
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    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elama Palemene is kissed by his wife, Annaden, right, and children Ko' Elani, left, and Pe' Ela during an early morning welcome home ceremony for about 300 U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)

  • U.S. Army soldiers who had been serving in Iraq return home to Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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    U.S. Army soldiers who had been serving in Iraq return home to Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 photo, a member of the Iraqi Army waves an Iraqi flag after a ceremony signing over Camp Adder, near Nasiriyah in Iraq, the last United States base in the country, to the Iraqi Air Force. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, Dec. 18, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)
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    In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 photo, a member of the Iraqi Army waves an Iraqi flag after a ceremony signing over Camp Adder, near Nasiriyah in Iraq, the last United States base in the country, to the Iraqi Air Force. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, Dec. 18, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)

  • U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas King kisses his wife Veronica after he returned home to Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state along with other soldiers who had been serving in Iraq , Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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    U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas King kisses his wife Veronica after he returned home to Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state along with other soldiers who had been serving in Iraq , Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • U.S. Army soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division, the last soldiers to leave Iraq, arrive at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)
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    U.S. Army soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division, the last soldiers to leave Iraq, arrive at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

  • A soldier gestures from the gun turret of the last vehicle in a convoy of the US Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The brigade's special troops battalion are the last American soldiers to leave Iraq. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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    A soldier gestures from the gun turret of the last vehicle in a convoy of the US Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The brigade's special troops battalion are the last American soldiers to leave Iraq. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

  • In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hold their unit's flag for a photograph while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Reuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)
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    In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hold their unit's flag for a photograph while waiting at a staging area in Camp Adder to be part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq. The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. (AP Photo/Reuters, Lucas Jackson, Pool)

  • The last vehicles in a convoy of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The brigade's special troops battalion are the last American soldiers to leave Iraq. The U.S. military announced Saturday night that the last American troops have left Iraq as the nearly nine year war ends. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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    The last vehicles in a convoy of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The brigade's special troops battalion are the last American soldiers to leave Iraq. The U.S. military announced Saturday night that the last American troops have left Iraq as the nearly nine year war ends. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

  • U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas react during a concert by the band Filter, who performed for troops waiting to go home after their deployment in Iraq, at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice because it set Iraq on a path to democracy. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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    U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas react during a concert by the band Filter, who performed for troops waiting to go home after their deployment in Iraq, at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice because it set Iraq on a path to democracy. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

  • U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas, gather around their baggage as they begin their journey home after a deployment in Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Camp Virginia, , Kuwait. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice because it set Iraq on a path to democracy.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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    U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas, gather around their baggage as they begin their journey home after a deployment in Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Camp Virginia, , Kuwait. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice because it set Iraq on a path to democracy.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

  • The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are seen before they are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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    The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are seen before they are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

  • US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, speaks during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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    US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, speaks during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

  • The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are seen before they are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)
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    The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are seen before they are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

  • The US Forces Iraq colors are lowered before being encased in a ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011. The ceremonies mark the official end of the US military mission in Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)
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    The US Forces Iraq colors are lowered before being encased in a ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011. The ceremonies mark the official end of the US military mission in Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

  • The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)
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    The US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors are carried in during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

  • US Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta, second from the left, and Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, far left, during the encasing of the US Forces Iraq colors, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011. The ceremonies mark the official end of the US military mission in Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)
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    US Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta, second from the left, and Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, far left, during the encasing of the US Forces Iraq colors, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec., 15, 2011. The ceremonies mark the official end of the US military mission in Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

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