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The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 25, 2003) -- An AV-8B Harrier prepares to take launch from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1) to support ground combat operations in southern Iraq.  Tarawa is deployed with coalition forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Thomas G. Daily.  (RELEASED)

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