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French, Russian, British and U.S. sailors trained the past two weeks to make sure they could work together if the need be. The annual exercise that ended Friday included a heavy dose of anti-piracy training.

An international flotilla of warships regularly patrols off the coast of Somalia to protect commercial ships from pirates. Navy officials say combatting piracy is one of the best real-world examples of how the training pays off.

The navies will train in Russia next year.

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