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May 12, 2009

Your Turn: Tuesday Would Have Been His 21st Birthday

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Are these Dover images just getting more creative now that many bodies have returned, or is there more being said here? How do you read Chip Somodevilla’s photo?

(image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. caption: Soldiers carried a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of United States Army Specialist Omar M. Albrak of Chicago from a C-17 in Dover, Del. Specialist Albrak was killed while serving in Iraq. Tuesday would have been his 21st birthday. From NYT Pictures of the Day, May 12)

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