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Israeli soldiers conduct a military exercise Sept. 19, 2012, in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights that was captured from neighboring Syria in the 1967 war. It was the military's largest snap drill in years as tensions with Iran over its nuclear program rise and civil war in neighboring Syria rages. (Associated Press)
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Israeli soldiers conduct a military exercise Sept. 19, 2012, in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights that was captured from neighboring Syria in the 1967 war. It was the military's largest snap drill in years as tensions with Iran over its nuclear program rise and civil war in neighboring Syria rages. (Associated Press)

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