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Photos: Remains of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan arrive in U.S.

Image provided by the U.S. Air Force, flag-draped transfer cases line the inside of a transport plane.
In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, flag-draped transfer cases line the inside of a transport plane Sunday before a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The fallen service members were killed while supporting evacuations in Kabul, Afghanistan.
(Jason Minto / U.S. Air Force)
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President Biden went to Dover Air Force Base on Sunday to meet with the families of U.S. service members killed in last week’s attack on the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Then he witnessed what’s known as a dignified transfer, as flag-draped cases containing their remains were unloaded from the back of a cargo plane.

Handwritten message on a U.S. flag
In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, a note is written on a transfer case Friday during a ramp service for service members killed in action during operations at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, before the remains are flown back to the United States.
(1st Lt. Mark Andries / U.S. Marine Corps)

Troops kneel around boxes with U.S. flags draped on them
In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. service members serving as pallbearers kneel during a ramp ceremony on Friday for the troops killed in Kabul.
(U.S. Marine Corps)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch as a Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attend as the remains of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan arrive Sunday at Dover Air Force Base.
(Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

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Five of the dead came from California. The rest hailed from Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.

Troops carry a flag-covered case at Dover Air Force Base.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden look on as a team carries the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Mo.
(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

President Biden watches with hand over heart as the body of a Marine is carried by.
President Biden watches as troops carry the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.
(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

A Marine Corps carry team loads a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20.
A Marine Corps team transfers the remains of Marine Corps Humberto Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Ind., at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
(Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

President Biden salutes and First Lady Jill Biden lifts her hand as they board on Air Force One.
President Biden returns a salute as he and First Lady Jill Biden depart Dover Air Force Base.
(Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

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