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This Is What Happens When You Search Photo Archives For Pictures Of Female Soldiers

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Posted on March 7, 2014, at 1:36 p.m. ET

If you search for "military" "women" on the photo wires, this is the first picture to come up, from a military base in Crimea, Ukraine.

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There is also this picture, to illustrate a story about exemptions from military service for Orthodox Jews in Israel.

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Then this pops up.

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And this.

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Also this.

All three ran with the caption: "Two women in military clothes and sunglasses army girls on gray background."
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All three ran with the caption: "Two women in military clothes and sunglasses army girls on gray background."

There are some other pictures interspersed, like this one of a bombing in Syria.

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And this, from South Africa, after the late Nelson Mandela's funeral.

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And then it goes back to this.

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A search for "female" "soldiers" starts off more promisingly. This picture comes up first, of women training at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

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It's followed by this. Caption: "Female legs of army soldier isolated on white. Military woman. Studio shot."

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And then this. Caption: "Attractive woman soldier with futuristic gun and scary ghost."

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That is followed by this picture, with the caption: "Young beautiful female soldier dressed in a camouflage with a gun in the location."

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Here is the "young beautiful female soldier dressed in a camouflage" pointing a gun.

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That nine-photo series is followed by one centered on this. Because why not?

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Who really needs a picture of actual women serving in the military. Who?

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Good job, guys.

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