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U.S. Navy Recognizes "National Talk Like a Pirate Day"

US Navy combats piracy
Chief Hull Maintenance Technician John Parkin / US Navy
US Navy combats piracy

Shiver me timbers! I couldn't believe it myself, but the United States Navy is recognizing National Talk Like a Pirate Day!

The Navy News Service has posted a collection of photographs that show servicemembers working hard to combat piracy throughout the world. According to the Navy, real-life piracy poses an ongoing threat to "international maritime freedom."

A special note from the Navy on these photos... Arrrrr! Click here to look at the pirate pictures.