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Homecoming parade held for battalion in York

All images by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment arrive at York Minster for a homecoming service in York, England, Dec. 5, 2012.

Christopher Furlong / Getty Images — Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment marched through the City of York before attending a thanksgiving and remembrance service at York Minster on Dec. 5, 2012. The soldiers recently completed a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan where they lost seven comrades including six in a single Taliban attack.

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment warm themselves on the radiators of York Minster during a homecoming service in York, England, Dec. 5.

Band members gather as soldiers of 3 Battalion Yorkshire Regiment prepare to march through York, England, Dec. 5.

A woman and children watch as soldiers of 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment arrive at York Minster for a homecoming service in York, England, Dec. 5.

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