Tanks A Lot

Marines from 4th Tank Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif., clean their M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, April 10 after a day of training during Exercise Africa Lion 2012. AL-12 is a U.S. African Command-sponsored, Marine Forces Africa-led exercise involving various types of training including command post, live-fire and maneuvering, peace keeping operations, an intelligence capacity building seminar, aerial refueling/low-level flight training, as well as medical and dental assistance projects. The annual exercise is designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation's military tactics, techniques and procedures.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Main)

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Taken on January 1, 2000