This image struck me because just yesterday on the wires I saw a mug shot of an Air Force staff sergeant who had been suspended of her duties for posing in Playboy. So it's alright for a woman to be a sex object at a military event, but not in a magazine? Interesting. In any case, I'm glad these soldiers are able to find time for some fun over there.
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An American soldier announces round two during "Friday Night Fights" on January 12 at Camp Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar province. Hundreds of U.S. troops gathered to watch sixteen three-round boxing matches between fellow servicemen. Contestants in the fights were announced by name and military unit, but not rank. The event was organized to help soldiers "blow off steam" at the camp, which offers few amenities for entertainment. Anbar province, with its high casualty rate, in considered Iraq's most violent, with daily battles between U.S. forces and insurgents.