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Picture It: America Hands Over Military Camp to Iraqi Army

A US Army officer holds hands with an Iraqi military officer during a handover ceremony at Camp Rustimiyah yesterday. Iraq will now have control of the camp that houses the Iraqi Military Academy and 200 other buildings.

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caryatid caryatid 8 years
uhh... for the record, i thought it was a joke before i even saw the picture and the picture didn't even really stand out to me.
pioneers pioneers 8 years
This is adorable.
zeze zeze 8 years
If they were gay military leaders in a military setting, I would feel the same way and I would also wonder why the article/picture would mention they were gay.
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
UnDave - :rotfl: It should be more about the fact that the US is handing over the camp, a very good thing, than two guys holding hands. Here's a question: Would those of you thinking it's an April Fool's Day joke feel the same if it were a picture of two gay men holding hands?
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 8 years
total photo op and little more.
zeze zeze 8 years
I am pretty sure in Iraq, it is not the usual culture for 2 military leaders to hold hands. And I came back to this after I noticed it was April 1st...but I guess they're serious.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Now, if they started skipping.... ;)
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
IDK - I think the fact that they're holding hands is kind of cool. I'm just thinking of all the positive things that holding hands signifies.
janneth janneth 8 years
Different cultures have different customs.
caryatid caryatid 8 years
ditto pinkmystic.
pinkmystic pinkmystic 8 years
Nice. It's so bad, but on this day.. I assumed this was an April Fool's joke as well..
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Yeah, I'm with zeze here.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
Are those two men seriously holding hands?
piper23 piper23 8 years
Woo hoo! Positive news for a change.
zeze zeze 8 years
I know this is a happy occasion and all, but don't you think the photo is a bit silly! Could't they do something more....umm...military-like?
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