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Police in an armored vehicle secure a road leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 6, 2013. The State Department ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country. (Associated Press)
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Police in an armored vehicle secure a road leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 6, 2013. The State Department ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country. (Associated Press)

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