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Jan 8, 2005

AR RAMADI, Iraq (April 8, 2005) - Lance Cpl. Micheal D. O'Rielly, a 22-year-old rifleman with 1st Squad, 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, looks to his left down a street in the marketplace here for someone who might have just detonated the improvised explosive device a block away. The deafening blast sent a mushroom cloud of smoke into the air. Another IED went off in the area minutes later. No one was hurt. Marines with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines patrolled the marketplace in an effort to familiarize themselves with their area of operations and determine how the local Iraqis feel about their presence in the area. The Marines also handed out positive and anti-insurgent propaganda to the Iraqis and searched for insurgents and things out of the ordinary during the two-hour operation. Photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan

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