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MCpl Anthony Alliot and Sarah Tooth embrace after the last Canadian troops from Afghanistan returned home at Ottawa International Airport on Tuesday in Ottawa, Ontario. Eighty-four armed forces members were welcomed home marking the end of Canada's participation in the Afghanistan war, a mission that spanned 12 years and marked the country's longest ever military engagement.

The last Canadian troops to leave Afghanistan deplane as they return to Canadian soil in Ottawa on Tuesday.COLE BURSTON / AFP - Getty Images