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The last Canadians involved in the NATO training mission in Afghanistan board a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Kabul

The last Canadians involved in the NATO training mission in Afghanistan board a U.S. Chinook helicopter as they leave the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan March 12, 2014. REUTERS/MCpl Patrick Blanchard/Canadian Forces Combat Camera/Handout (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan ends

An understated flag-lowering ceremony, held under sunny skies and heavy guard at NATO headquarters in Kabul, brought to an end just over a dozen years of military involvement in Afghanistan.

The war cost the lives of 158 soldiers, one diplomat, one journalist and two civilian contractors. (The Canadian Press)