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South Korean and US Marines join forces in half-naked snow run

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Published at 11:33 a.m. ET: Half-naked South Korean marines and their U.S. counterparts from 3-Marine Expeditionary Force 1st Battalion from Kaneho Bay, Hawaii, run on a snow field in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

More than 400 Marines from the two countries participated in the joint winter exercise held for the first time in South Korea.

-- The Associated Press

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U.S. Marines and South Korean Marine Corps soldiers perform in the snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang on Feb. 7, 2013.

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A U.S. Marine uses a weapon during the drill on Feb. 7, 2013.

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South Korean and U.S. Marines on skis during the drill on Feb. 7, 2013.

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A South Korean Marine, right, and a U.S. Marine, left, take part in a mock cavalry battle during their joint military winter exercise on Feb. 7, 2013.

South Korean and U.S. soldiers took part in joint military exercises in the alpine town of Pyeongchang, South Korea. NBCNews.com's Gabe Gutierrez reports.

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