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16 don't-miss animal photos from August

Aug. 29, 2012, 5:42 p.m.
A U.S. soldier pets a dog at a checkpoint

Photo: Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images

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Soldier's best friend

A U.S. soldier pets a dog at a checkpoint on Aug. 9 in the Combat Outpost Lakon inside the Buwri Tana District of Khost, Afghanistan.