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4th of july crafts
Image by U.S. Pacific Fleet
MAJURO, Marshall Islands (June 4, 2013) The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Christopher J. Loeak, center, listens as U.S. Navy Lt. Benjamin Stollerman explains the functions of a landing craft utility boat while en route to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for a Fourth of July reception aboard the ship. Pearl Harbor is currently in the Marshall Islands for Pacific Partnership 2013, a mission that brings host nation governments, U.S. military, partner nation militaries and non-governmental organization volunteers together to conduct disaster-preparedness projects and build relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to better respond during a crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lowell Whitman/Released)