Night patrols in Iraq, 2005

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Members of the Royal Air Force Regiment 1 Squadron check the road-edge for IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) after they pass an Iraqi Police check-point at Basra Arches while carrying out a night patrol on the perimeter of Basra Airport Base in southern Iraq, in the early hours of 12 October 2005, ahead of the constitutional referendum on 15 October. The RAF Regiment is tasked with protecting airbases and other RAF assets around the world. AFP PHOTO / JOHN D MCHUGH