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Police officers and a firefighter stand outside the Chilean Embassy in Rome on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, after a pair of package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies, injuring the two people who opened them, officials said. Police ordered checks at all embassies after a false alarm also was reported at the Ukrainian Embassy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Photo by: Andrew Medichini
Police officers and a firefighter stand outside the Chilean Embassy in Rome on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, after a pair of package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies, injuring the two people who opened them, officials said. Police ordered checks at all embassies after a false alarm also was reported at the Ukrainian Embassy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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