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(FILES) A US soldier from 1st Infantry Division prepares an RQ-11 Raven miniature unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during a mission to search for weapons caches at Alaugal valley in Nishagam, in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province on April 10, 2009. The United States is to donate 12 Raven unmanned aircraft to the Lebanese army as part of its military assistance programme, the US embassy announced on April 14, 2009. AFP PHOTO/LIU Jin /FILES