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Mourning after a soldier and his dog die in combat

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Jane Duffy cries as the hearse carrying the body of her son, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker passes along High Street in Wootton Bassett, England on Thursday, Mar. 10.

The photos below are images of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker when he was alive. They were provided to us by the Associated Press through the Ministry of Defense.

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In this undated image, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker trains with his military working dog, Theo, in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Tasker, who served the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was killed in a firefight with insurgents in Helmand Province. Theo, his bomb-sniffing springer spaniel, suffered a fatal seizure hours after Tasker died.

Ministry of Defense via AP

In this undated image, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker sits with Theo during operations in Afghanistan.

The 26-year-old soldier and the dog had been in Afghanistan for six months, uncovering roadside bombs. In February, the defense ministry announced that Theo had been so successful - finding 14 hidden bombs - that his tour of duty had been extended by a month.