The USMC celebrate 236 years of serving the United States.
A US Marine from 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines Regiment walks past ruins in Garmser, Helmand Province, on March 13, 2011. An emotional Afghan President Hamid Karzai on March 12 told international troops to “stop their operations in our land”, his strongest remarks yet over mistaken killings of civilians. A UN report recorded 2,777 civilian deaths last year, underscoring the level of violence in the country as foreign troops prepare to start handing control of security to Afghan forces in some areas from July. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)