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FICHE, Ethiopia (Dec. 19, 2012) -- A mixture of water and dirt shoots up out of the ground during a water well drilling exercise in Fiche, Ethiopia, Dec. 19, 2012.  U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 Seabees attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa partnered with Ethiopian National Defense Force engineers during a water well drilling exercise beginning Nov. 27, 2012. The exercise strengthened the operational and institutional capabilities of the ENDF and helped build the relationship between the two militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sergeant Christopher Ruano)

FICHE, Ethiopia (Dec. 19, 2012) -- A mixture of water and dirt shoots up out of the ground during a water well drilling exercise in Fiche, Ethiopia, Dec. 19, 2012. U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 Seabees attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa partnered with Ethiopian National Defense Force engineers during a water well drilling exercise beginning Nov. 27, 2012. The exercise strengthened the operational and institutional capabilities of the ENDF and helped build the relationship between the two militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sergeant Christopher Ruano)

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