JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - DECEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with U.S. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III (C), the U.S. commander in Iraq, during a ceremony to mark the return of the ... more 
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - DECEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with U.S. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III (C), the U.S. commander in Iraq, during a ceremony to mark the return of the United States Forces-Iraq Colors and the end of the Iraq war on December 20, 2011 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The last U.S. troops left Iraq on December 18, 2011 ending the was after nearly nine years. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images) less 
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