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24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March

Participants in the Bataan Memorial Death March begin their trek through the sand at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17. The event included both a full 26.2-mile marathon and a 15.2-mile honorary march. More than 5,800 people from across the world participated in the 26.2-mile memorial march to honor the 76,000 prisoners of war who were forced to endure marching nearly 80 miles under brutal conditions during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker/Released)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Michael ShoemakerReleased
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