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ARTA BEACH, Djibouti, (Aug. 11, 2012) - Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit navigate an obstacle during a water obstacle course at Arta Beach in Djibouti, Aug. 11, 2012. Dozens of Marines from the 24th MEU took part in the course, which was hosted and supervised by members of the French 5th Marine Regiment. A contingent of the 24th MEU is currently ashore in Djibouti conducting various unilateral exercises and planning several events alongside the French military. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout the U.S. Central and Africa Commands in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Joshua W. Larson)

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Taken on August 10, 2012