Bahrain and US navies hold Gulf war games

The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games
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Captin Jon P. Rodgers, commander of the USS Ponce, an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB), stands over a map on the command deck, somewhere in the Arabian Sea May 14, 2013, on the second day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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US navy officers monitor screens in the 'war room' of the USS Ponce, an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB), as it cruises somewhere in the Arabian Sea, on May 14, 2013, on the second day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A US navy personnel fires from his machinegun on a decoy target from USS Ponce, an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB), somewhere in the Arabian Sea, on May 14, 2013, on the second day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A US Seahawk helicopter carrying divers takes off from the British Royal Fleet Auxilliary (RFA) Cardigen Bay during a drill to destroy mines somewhere in the Arabian Sea, on May 14, 2013, on the second day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A US Seahawk helicopter drops a diver in the water during a drill to destory mines by placing explosives on them somewhere in the Arabian Sea, on May 14, 2013, on the second day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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US Navy personnel captain the minecounter USS Ardent from the command deck some where in the Arabian Sea May 13, 2013, on the first day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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US Navy crew cruise on top of a Riverine Command Boat (RCB) at dusk some where in the Arabian Sea May 13, 2013, on the first day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A US Riverine Command Boat speeds past the USS Ponci somewhere in the Arabian Sea on May 13, 2013, on the first day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command, gestures during a press conference at the US Fifth Fleet headquarters in Manama on May 12, 2013 one day before the start of the biggest exercise of mine countermeasure maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Dutch Navy soldiers help a diver to put on his gear at Bahrain's Salman port, in the capital Manama, on May 12, 2013, one day before the start of the biggest exercise of mine countermeasure maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A US Navy Riverine Command Boat (RCB) cruises off the coast of Bahrain's Salman port, near the capital Manama, on May 12, 2013, one day before the start of the biggest exercise of mine countermeasure maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)
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US Navy personnel check a Blackhawk helicopter as it sits on the deck of USS Ponce, an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB), somewhere in the Arabian Sea May 14, 2013, on the second day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. (AFP/Getty Images)