Al Anbar, Iraq

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Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion attach C4 to Bridge 18 near Ar Rutbah, Iraq, Saturday, December 1, 2007. The Marines are demolishing the bridge because it was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device in August, causing the bridge to sag and be unsafe. Numerous trucks have hit the top of the bridge due to its lowered height. 1st CEB is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (Official USMC photograph by Cpl. Shane S. Keller)