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Official Navy caption of an official Navy photograph:
BATUMI, Georgia (Aug. 24, 2008) Georgian citizens greet Sailors and media representatives when they return from a visit aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) in Batumi. McFaul delivered more than 80 tons of needed humanitarian assistance supplies to the people of Georgia. At the request of the government of Georgia, the United States is working hand in hand with Georgian leadership to assess the needs of its citizens following the conflict between Georgian and Russian forces. The humanitarian assistance efforts are being coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and USAID with assistance, as required, being provided by the Department of Defense. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. John Gay/Released)