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John McCain is greeted by President Nixon in Washington in September 1973, after Mr. McCain spent more than five years in a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp known as the "Hanoi Hilton."

ASSOCIATED PRESS John McCain is greeted by President Nixon in Washington in September 1973, after Mr. McCain spent more than five years in a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp known as the "Hanoi Hilton."

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