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A Spanish flag is waved from a plane carrying some of the 17 tons of silver and gold coins scooped up from a Spanish warship, Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, that sank during a 1804 gunbattle, after its arrival at the Torrejon De Ardoz military air base, near Madrid, on Saturday Feb. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

A Spanish flag is waved from a plane carrying some of the 17 tons of silver and gold coins scooped up from a Spanish warship, Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, that sank during a 1804 gunbattle, after its arrival at the Torrejon De Ardoz military air base, near Madrid, on Saturday Feb. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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