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Balikatan 2017 closing

Ted Aljibe, AFP

Posted at May 19 2017 08:05 PM

Balikatan 2017 closing

Members of US Marines march during the closing ceremony of the annual joint US-Philippines Balikatan exercise in Manila on Friday.  The Philippines and the United States launched the scaled-down annual military exercise on May 8, which focused on counter-terrorism and disaster relief following President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy pivot.