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Monday, May 24, 2010
Practicing close quarters combat skills
Brazilian marines with Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion (Tonelero) practice close quarters combat skills during training with U.S. Navy SEALs as part of a joint combined exchange training exercise in Brazil May 10, 2010. The bilateral training, conducted by the SEALs as well as U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, marks the first time the U.S. has engaged with the battalion in more than 25 years and is intended to strengthen ties between the two nations. (DoD photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger, U.S. Navy/Released)