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Grace, a search dog with the British army, runs towards a handler during a photo-opportunity, wearing a Dickin Medal, Britain's highest award for bravery by animals – that was posthumously awarded to Theo, a bomb-sniffing army dog, following a special ceremony held at Wellington Barracks, in central London, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Theo, a Springer Spaniel, worked alongside Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, searching out roadside bombs in the Taliban stronghold of Helmand Province. Tasker was killed in a firefight with insurgents in March 2011, and Theo suffered a fatal seizure hours later. It is the highest award any animal can receive while serving in military conflict. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)