FRIDAY FOTO Extra (October 31, 2014)
U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Air Force helicopters fly in formation after departing Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Monday (October 27, 2014). The Marine Corps ended operations in Helmand province and transferred their base, Camp Leatherneck, to the Afghan National Army ANA). The smaller adjacent British base, Camp Bastion, was also turned over to the ANA.
Earlier, the Marines ended their 13-year mission in Helmand, where 378 Marines were killed and nearly 5,000 wounded in fighting that peaked four years ago, according to the Associated Press.
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