An F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-213) (R) and an F/A-18C Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-15) prepare for take off onboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the... more 
An F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-213) (R) and an F/A-18C Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-15) prepare for take off onboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Gulf August 13, 2014. Planes have been taking off from the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN77) to strike key positions taken over by the Islamic State fighters in Iraq. U.S. President Barack Obama has authorised air strikes to confront the Islamist fighters in various cities of Iraq. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (MID-SEA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MARITIME MILITARY TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) less 
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Reuters | Photo By HAMAD I MOHAMMED / REUTERS
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:57 AM EDT