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FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, pilots of the United Arab Emirates greet each other at the steps of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft of the UAE Air forces, during the opening day of the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The UAE Prime Minister Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, the Gulf nation has begun the process of imposing mandatory military service for adult males. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, pilots of the United Arab Emirates greet each other at the steps of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft of the UAE Air forces, during the opening day of the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The UAE Prime Minister Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, the Gulf nation has begun the process of imposing mandatory military service for adult males. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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