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Playground rules keep children safe

The community can help ensure a safer environment for children and help reduce playground-related accidents by choosing age-appropriate playgrounds and reporting broken playground equipment.



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This work, Playground rules keep children safe, by Cpl Jose Lujano, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.04.2012

Date Posted:12.06.2012 00:09

Photo ID:794851

VIRIN:120412-M-SO590-701

Resolution:4368x2912

Size:4.04 MB

Location:OKINAWA, JP

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