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** FILE ** A small boat passes in front of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Enterprise, anchored off the coast of Faliro, Greece, near Athens, on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
Photo by: Petros Giannakouris
** FILE ** A small boat passes in front of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Enterprise, anchored off the coast of Faliro, Greece, near Athens, on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

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