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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Mr. Fogh Rasmussen warned that continuing unrest in the Middle East could cause economic hardships and increased illegal immigration to Europe. (AP Photo/Elisa Day)
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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Mr. Fogh Rasmussen warned that continuing unrest in the Middle East could cause economic hardships and increased illegal immigration to Europe. (AP Photo/Elisa Day)

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