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Eco-photos of the week: Sept. 5-11

By: Catie Leary on Sept. 10, 2010, 10:56 a.m.
A dog jumps to catch a toy from a soldier.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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K-9 military working dogs

A dog jumps to catch a toy from a soldier at the K-9 Military Working Dog Unit in Camp Pendleton near San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 5.

The camp trains K-9 dogs for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan at a specially designed facility on the base. The dogs are trained and utilized for various duties including detecting explosives, narcotics, tracking suspects and classified operations.