We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 9, 2009

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Iraqi children try to cool off by swimming in a canal in Nassir Wa Salam, in western Baghdad, Sept. 2, while Pfc. Matthew Burks, an infantry grenadier from Colorado Springs, Colo., and other Soldiers from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and Iraqi army soldiers patroll the area looking for insurgent activity. (US Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell.)

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