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** FILE ** Christopher Tappin (left), a Briton, leaves federal court with one of his lawyers, Kent Schaffer, in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)
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** FILE ** Christopher Tappin (left), a Briton, leaves federal court with one of his lawyers, Kent Schaffer, in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

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