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'Dragoon Ride' through Europe

Updated 1015 GMT (1815 HKT) March 30, 2015
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People take pictures with U.S. soldiers at the Kosciuszko Market Square in Bialystok, Poland, on Tuesday, March 24. The U.S. Army sent armored Stryker vehicles on an 1,100-mile convoy through six European countries to show solidarity with allies. The trek is called a "Dragoon Ride," after the unit's nickname, the Dragoons. Alik Keplicz/AP
People surround a group of U.S. Army armored vehicles from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, on March 24 in Bialystok. The convoy started in Estonia and passed through Latvia and Lithuania before entering Poland on its way to a base in Germany. Alik Keplicz/AP
A member of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment shows a gun to a woman on Monday, March 23, in Salociai, north of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Mindaugas Kulbis/AP
A soldier shows a gun to a young girl in Salociai on March 23. Mindaugas Kulbis/AP
A U.S. soldier raises the Lithuanian flag on a Stryker vehicle on March 23 in Salociai. Mindaugas Kulbis/AP
A girl takes a selfie with members of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Salociai on March 23. Mindaugas Kulbis/AP
Stryker vehicles make their way down a highway in Riga, Latvia, on Sunday, March 22. The convoy is unusual because long-distance movement of heavy military vehicles such as the 18-ton Strykers is usually done by rail. Oksana Dzadan/AP
The troops arrive in Vilnius, Latvia, on Sunday, March 22. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images
The soldiers meet with local residents in Vilnius on March 22. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images
A U.S. military helicopter accompanies the convoy as it arrives in Vilnius on March 22. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images