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Iwo Jima Reunion
Aging veterans return to Iwo Jima -- perhaps for the last time -- to commemorate the 65th anniversary of one of the costliest American victories of World War II.

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Feb. 7: Branches weighted with snow lie near the Marine Corp Memorial of Iwo Jima under morning sun in Arlington, Va. after a blizzard. Residents of the U.S. capital and nearby states are faced Sunday with the prospect of digging out of more than two feet of snow in some areas.

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March 2: Lance Corporal Jimmy Bullock, 24, of Duncan, Oklahoma talks on a radio from Invasion Beach on Iwo To, Japan, with Mount Suribachi in the backdrop. Hundreds of U.S. Marines landed on the remote island of Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

AP Photos/Koji Ueda

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March 2: American flags flutter on Iwo To's Mount Suribachi overlooking Invasion Beach, Japan. Hundreds of U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

AP Photos/Koji Ueda

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March 2: Capt. Bill Devine, 62, of Boston, a Navy chaplain, inspects Japanese artillery on Iwo To, Japan. Hundreds of Marines landed on Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

AP Photo/Eric Talmadge

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March 2: A U.S. Marine inspects bunker and machine gun used by the Japanese military on Iwo To, Japan. Hundreds of Marines landed on Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

AP Photos/Eric Talmadege

Dog Tags

March 2: U.S. Marines look at dog tags on Mount Suribachi on Iwo To. Hundreds of Marines landed on Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

AP Photos/Eric Talmadge

Marines Past...

March 3: Maj. Gen. John Toolan Jr., right, salutes as U.S. veterans Leighton Willhite, 85, of Rockville, Ind., second right, Hubert Bachtel Jr., 84, of Los Angels, Calf., third right, attend a ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Iwo Jima, Japan. Dozens of U.S. veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, returned to the remote volcanic island to mark the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's fiercest battles.

AP Photos/Koji Ueda

...And Present

March 3: Marine Corps commandant Gen. James Conway delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Iwo Jima. Dozens of U.S. veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, returned to the remote volcanic island of Iwo Jima to mark the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's fiercest battles.

AP Photos/Koji Ueda

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March 2: A U.S. Marine looks out at the ocean from Mount Suribachi on Iwo To, Japan, on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Hundreds of Marines landed on Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

AP Photos/Eric Talmadgei

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March 3: The color guard holds the flags of Japan and the U.S. during a ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Iwo Jima, Japan. Dozens of U.S. veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, returned to the remote volcanic island to mark the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's fiercest battles.

 

AP Photos/Koji Ueda

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March 2: A U.S. Marine takes photos on Invasion Beach with Mount Suribachi behind him on Iwo To, Japan, on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Hundreds of Marines landed on Iwo Jima, now known as Iwo To, to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles.

AP Photos/Eric Talmadge

Iwo Jima Reunion

Aging veterans return to Iwo Jima -- perhaps for the last time -- to commemorate the 65th anniversary of one of the costliest American victories of World War II.

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