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Understanding the cost of the Iraq war in 11 photos

Unless you're glued to Reddit or Twitter, you probably missed this. While we were celebrating a frivolous five-year-anniversary, the family of Army Sgt. William M. Sigua, 82nd Airborne, was commemorating a very different kind of five-year anniversary. The slideshow below was posted to imgur and has been viewed well over a half-million times in less than 24 hours. It has generated over 2000 comments on Reddit. But the power of these 11 images is that they speak for themselves. (For more on Sigua, here's a Los Angeles Times story, from 2007.)


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