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A press conference sponsored by Alaska Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski was held in support of opening ANWR, the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve, to oil drilling, in the Senate in Congress in Washington DC, on Friday, October 28, 2005. ( Roey Yohai / The Washington Times )
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A press conference sponsored by Alaska Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski was held in support of opening ANWR, the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve, to oil drilling, in the Senate in Congress in Washington DC, on Friday, October 28, 2005. ( Roey Yohai / The Washington Times )

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