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British Indian Ocean Territory

The New Zealand frigate HMNZS Te Mana (F111) makes a port call at Diego Garcia on 23 November 2013. The island’s lagoon provides a sheltered anchorage where allied naval vessels can replenish. Diego Garcia provides critical logistical infrastructure support to US and Allied Forces forward deployed to the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf. Photo courtesy of US Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alex Smedegard.