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Far from home: US soldiers serving in Afghanistan

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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 17,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Here, on Feb. 3, Army Sgt. Chris Burger, a member of the Army's 4th Brigade Combat team 25th Infantry Division, sat with his wife Lisa during a deployment ceremony for the brigade in Anchorage, Alaska. The men are being sent to Afghanistan for 12.

PHOTO: Al Grillo/AP

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