LEIPZIG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 16: U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, place their gear in a bin as they wait for their plane to take off after a ... more 
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 16: U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, place their gear in a bin as they wait for their plane to take off after a refueling stop during the flight home to Fort Hood, Texas after being part of one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq on December 16, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany. The U.S. military formally ended its mission in Iraq after eight years of war and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) less 
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