A U.S. soldier in Kuwait readies to invade Iraq, 2003.
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Kuwait's Hussen Ali (L) and Musaeed Al Eneysi (R) fight for the ball with Yemen's Ali Nounou during their Gulf Cup soccer match in Abyan.
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"Empowered" Kuwait's oil industry now employs women
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In Kuwait members of U.S. Army Task Force 1-64 take part in desert war games that could be practice for the real thing
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Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika welcomes the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Djaber al-Sabah at the Djenane El Mufti residence in Algiers, on January 14, 2013.
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U.S. troops in the Kuwait desert hours before the 2003 invasion of Iraq begins.
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U.S. Marines ready their tanks in northern Kuwait on March 18, 2003, as they prepare to invade Iraq within 24 hours.
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PLAYING DEFENSE: Japanese soldiers train in Kuwait in 2004
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NUMBER CRUNCH: New York's crash left investors, such as these in Kuwait, surveying the damage
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Stocking up on hugs: As he prepares to deploy to Kuwait, Corporal Tracey D. Beets is embraced by his son D'Artagnan
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A US Army tank combat team member sits on the front of his M1A1 Abrams tank awaiting manoeuvres with his commander in the desert outside Kuwait City, March 13, 2003.
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A soldier from the Army Reserve 379th Chemical Company walks with his family following a welcome-home ceremony after the unit's year-long deployment to Kuwait.
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Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Mohammad Al-Salem Al-Sabah, and Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Saud Al-Faisal attend a meeting at the Palmeraie Golf Palace in Marrakech, Morocco
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A US Army soldier stands guard during visitation for detained Iraqi men at the Camp Bucca detention center located near the Kuwait-Iraq border.
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US President George W. Bush gestures as he speaks to military personnel and coalition forces during a visit to US Camp Arifjan, 35 miles south of Kuwait City on Jan. 12, 2008.
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US President George W. Bush, center, walks with Emir of Kuwait Sheik Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, right, during an arrival ceremony at Kuwait International Airport.