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Baghdad for Mardi Gras? No problem of life

Members of the Louisiana National Guard's 225th Engineer Brigade celebrate Mardi Gras in style by dressing up in the traditional holiday attire of colored beads and masks while showing off their Louisiana state pride, Feb. 24. Soldiers of the 225th Eng. Bde. just entered the second month of their eight month Iraq tour. The engineers assist the government of Iraq and Iraqi security forces with the building and construction of various projects throughout Baghdad.



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This work, Baghdad for Mardi Gras? No problem of life [Image 1 of 4], by 2LT Rebekah Malone, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.24.2009

Date Posted:02.25.2009 09:53

Photo ID:153427

VIRIN:090225-A-#####-004

Resolution:1024x768

Size:73.2 KB

Location:BAGHDAD, IQGlobe

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