Smoke on the water, sans water.
I am still amazed by this photo, filed a few days ago by Reuters photographer Ako Rasheed. Whether by chance or on purpose, the way he composed this picture, it could easily be mistaken for a painting from far away. And yet, up close, it illustrates very succinctly both the bravery and the cooperation our military exhibits on a daily basis.
But hey, why should I have the last word? What do you think when you see this stunning still-life?
Military personnel and policemen stand for a parade during their graduation ceremony in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad February 15, 2010. The "Golden Lions", a mixed squad consisting of U.S. military personnel, Iraqi and Peshmerga soldiers as well as policemen graduated from the academy in Kirkuk after finishing a month of training on Monday, police official said. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed (IRAQ - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
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