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U.S. Army Col. (Dr.) Richard Birdsong, a health surgeon with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assesses a Djiboutian soldier during an eye examination clinic in Djibouti, Djibouti, March 27, 2013. Birdsong, who specializes in ophthalmology, participated in the 2-day clinic with Djibouti Armed Forces Health Services doctors. Overall, more than two dozen patients received eye examinations and the doctors determined six patients needed eye surgeries, including two children with cataracts. Arrangements are under way to get the patients the medical care they need. (Photo courtesy of Sahal Abdi, U.S. Embassy)

U.S. Army Col. (Dr.) Richard Birdsong, a health surgeon with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, assesses a Djiboutian soldier during an eye examination clinic in Djibouti, Djibouti, March 27, 2013. Birdsong, who specializes in ophthalmology, participated in the 2-day clinic with Djibouti Armed Forces Health Services doctors. Overall, more than two dozen patients received eye examinations and the doctors determined six patients needed eye surgeries, including two children with cataracts. Arrangements are under way to get the patients the medical care they need. (Photo courtesy of Sahal Abdi, U.S. Embassy)

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