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Thu, Aug 07, 2003

Foxbat in a Foxhole

Pictures From an Excavation

These photos chronicle a July 6 excavation of a MiG-25 'Foxbat' somewhere in the Iraqi desert.

"Hey! What's this? ...Don't touch anything!"

"Let's get the guys with the tools."

"I found it -- can I keep it?"

(Note "Let's Roll" on the transporter.)

"We'd heard a great many things had been buried, but we had not known where they were, and we'd been operating in that immediate vicinity for weeks and weeks and weeks... 12, 13 weeks, and didn't know they were [there]," Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said.

[Thanks to MSGT T. Collins, USAF, and our ANN News-Spy --ed.]

FMI: www.af.mil

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