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A French airborne soldier lands safely on the ground during a high altitude low opening jump in celebration of St. Michel’s Day in Djibouti, Sept. 29, 2016. The celebration was in honor of St. Michel, the patron saint of paratroopers, and included a celebratory mass and American jumpers being awarded French jump wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)
A French airborne soldier lands safely on the ground during a high altitude low opening jump in celebration of St. Michel’s Day in Djibouti, Sept. 29, 2016. The celebration was in honor of St. Michel, the patron saint of paratroopers, and included a celebratory mass and American jumpers being awarded French jump wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)
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