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USS Carl Vinson returns home after busy deployment

Maybe it's time for the Mission Accomplished banner. As NBCSanDiego.com reported:

It has been an action-packed seven months at sea for sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinson -- which included the historic sea burial of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. On Wednesday morning, the carrier returned home.

During its deployment, the USS Carl Vinson dealt with pirates, a jet engine that caught fire, and, most prominently, a historic event when bin Laden's body was placed on the ship before his burial at sea.

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U.S. Navy sailor Kyle Cook kisses his wife Victoria Cook as he holds his son Elijah Cook after the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier returned to its homeport at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, California June 15. The USS Carl Vinson returned from a seven month deployment that became historic last month when the aircraft carrier buried Osama bin Laden at sea.



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People wait for sailors to disembark from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson Wednesday, June 15, in San Diego. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from which the body of Osama bin Laden was buried at sea has returned to its home port in San Diego Bay.

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Families wait for sailors to disembark from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson Wednesday, June 15, in San Diego. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from which the body of Osama bin Laden was buried at sea has returned to its home port in San Diego Bay.