The USMC celebrate 236 years of serving the United States.
In this picture taken on March 13 shows a US Marine’s weapon, a helmet and a pair of gloves during a break of a patrol in Garmser, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 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)