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Remembering Mosul, 8 Years Later
People gathered at the Colonial Beach American Legion Post to mark the eighth anniversary of the suicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq that took the lives of Sgt. David Ruhren of Stafford and Sgt. Nick Mason of King George, by releasing red balloons into the air precisely at 12:00 noon on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Earlier in the day, they also released balloons to mark the one-week old attack that occured in Newtown, Con.
(Photos by Reza A. Marvashti / The Free Lance-Star)