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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks April 19, 2013, at the State Department in Washington, where he released the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, commonly known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the status of human rights in countries around the world. (Associated Press)
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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks April 19, 2013, at the State Department in Washington, where he released the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, commonly known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the status of human rights in countries around the world. (Associated Press)

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