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This photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows American journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in July 2012. The family of the journalist says he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving day. (Associated Press/Nicole Tung, freejamesfoley.org)
Photo by: Nicole Tung
This photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows American journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in July 2012. The family of the journalist says he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving day. (Associated Press/Nicole Tung, freejamesfoley.org)

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