A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia, is silouetted by the sun during take-off for a mission on September 28, 2003. Tankers such as this one provide vital air refueling support in the region for Iraqi operations. (UPI/USAF/Scott T. Sturkol)

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A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia, is silouetted by the sun during take-off for a mission on September 28, 2003. Tankers such as this one provide vital air refueling support in the region for Iraqi operations. (UPI/USAF/Scott T. Sturkol)

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