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In this courtroom drawing, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (left) appears in federal court in Detroit on Oct. 4, 2011, with defense lawyer Anthony Chambers. Abdulmutallab is on trial for attempting to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear on Christmas 2009. (Associated Press)
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In this courtroom drawing, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (left) appears in federal court in Detroit on Oct. 4, 2011, with defense lawyer Anthony Chambers. Abdulmutallab is on trial for attempting to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear on Christmas 2009. (Associated Press)

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