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A patients X-ray hangs over the bed as Dr. Elizabeth Mclarney performs surgery on an Indonesian patient alongside Indonesian medical professionals at the Tentera Nasional Indonesia Military Hospital in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
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Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia (Mar. 7, 2005) A patients X-ray hangs over the bed as Dr. Elizabeth Mclarney, an orthopedic surgeon from the non-governmental organization "Project Hope", performs surgery on an Indonesian patient alongside Indonesian medical professionals at the Tentera Nasional Indonesia Military Hospital in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The surgery was successful in removing metal plates and screws from the patients leg, as well as a piece of wire from the patients jaw, following reconstructive surgery. Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is serving as an enabling platform to assist humanitarian operations ashore in ways that host nations and international relief organization find useful. Mercy is currently off the waters of Indonesia in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian relief effort to aid the victims of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Timothy Smith (RELEASED)

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