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Photos of military dogs & their handlers
In this Sept. 14, 2011 photo, U.S. Marine dog handler Lance Cpl. Erik Batlle trains with his Military Working Dog Tasli, at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province. Handlers and their dogs, that sniff for explosives or narcotics or track down wanted persons, patrol together, day after day. Sometimes, they sleep side by side in military cots. They face the same dangers together. PHOTO: Brennan Linsley/AP

Photos of military dogs & their handlers

In this Sept. 14, 2011 photo, U.S. Marine dog handler Lance Cpl. Erik Batlle trains with his Military Working Dog Tasli, at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province. Handlers and their dogs, that sniff for explosives or narcotics or track down wanted persons, patrol together, day after day. Sometimes, they sleep side by side in military cots. They face the same dangers together. PHOTO: Brennan Linsley/AP