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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1979 file photo, one of the hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran is displayed blindfolded and with his hands bound to the crowd outside the embassy. Fifty-two of the hostages endured 444 days of captivity. On the 30th anniversary of their release, at least 10 former hostages have said they will join each other for a reunion hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Jan. 20, 2011. (AP Photo, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1979 file photo, one of the hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran is displayed blindfolded and with his hands bound to the crowd outside the embassy. Fifty-two of the hostages endured 444 days of captivity. On the 30th anniversary of their release, at least 10 former hostages have said they will join each other for a reunion hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Jan. 20, 2011. (AP Photo, File)

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