A U.S. Navy helicopter places mine-detecting equipment in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, as part of a multinational exercise staged off of the USS Ponce, a floating base to support mine... more 
A U.S. Navy helicopter places mine-detecting equipment in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, as part of a multinational exercise staged off of the USS Ponce, a floating base to support mine countermeasure operations. More than 30 nations are participating in the exercise responding to simulated sea-mine attacks in international waters _ a demonstration of international resolve to ensure maritime security in the strategic but volatile region. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hasan Jamali
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 2:28 PM EDT