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Marines patrol Gulf of Aden skies for pirates

An AH-1 helicopter escorts a UH-1Y helicopter while U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Campbell prepares an M2.50 caliber machine gun in support of counter-piracy surveillance operations over the Gulf of Aden, April 6, 2009. Hijacked Maersk-Alabama cargo ship captain Richard Phillips was rescued by U.S. Navy forces, killing three pirates, on April 12, 2009. (UPI Photo/Robert C. Medina/U.S. Marines)