Election day was business as usual for US soldiers on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan as they awaited the results of Tuesday's presidential contest that will influence the course of the wars.
Those who voted had already mailed in their absentee ballots long ago. For thousands of soldiers, Tuesday was spent on patrol, guarding strategic installations, repairing equipment and other mundane tasks of war.
"We can't stop doing what we have to do. We got to keep running," said Maj. Gary Dangerfield of Chicago, spokesman for the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment based in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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