Technically, this photo isn't perfect - the color saturation and exposure seem a little off, so it made it to the next to last round for "The Week in Pictures" this week, but what's better to see on a Friday afternoon than a beaming soldier reunited with the women that love him most?
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Mary Roosa, left, of Kingston, New York hugs her son U.S. Army Spc. Derek Mercado along with his fiancee Casey Soltys during a homecoming ceremony for soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division after a 15-month deployment in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 26, 2008 in Fort Stewart, Georgia. Some with the brigade are on their third tour of duty since the war began in 2003.