12 of the best photos of the US Marine Corps in 2016

2016 was a busy year for the US Marine Corps.

The service kept pretty active in training and in combat: Marine pilots have been, and continue to hammer ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria, while Marine advisers operate on the ground in Iraq.

Meanwhile, the Corps started rotating troops to Australia and carried out other large training exercises around the world.

Of course, there was much more that happened, and usually, a Marine Corps combat photographer was on hand to document the action. We went through the Corps' Flickr photos and picked out our favorites for the past year.

Here's what caught our eye.

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