Al Anbar, Iraq

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HIT, Iraq- (July 4, 2005) Marines from 25th Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion, India Company and a member of the Iraqi Security Force stop to eat some watermelon during a patrol. During Operation River Sweep III, the Marines of 2d Marine Division conduct counter- insurgency operations with Iraqi Security Forces to isolate and neutralize anti-Iraqi forces, to support the continued development of Iraqi Security Forces, and to support Iraqi reconstruction and democratic elections in order to create a secure environment that enables Iraqi self-reliance and self-governance. (Official USMC photo by LCpl. Shane S. Keller)