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Britney Spears thanks soldiers for video tribute

Britney Spears has reached out to a group of soldiers in Afghanistan who made a video tribute to her song Hold It Against Me, thanking them for their bravery and insisting she is delighted with their pop efforts.

A number of Marines stationed in the Middle East spent three months putting together the footage, in which soldiers are seen dancing and singing along to the pop star's hit track.

Spears posted a link to the video on her Twitter.com page and sent the troops a message of encouragement.

She writes, "I am in love with this... I always knew our soldiers were fierce! Thanks for everything you guys do... Britney."