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A Jan. 12, 2010, file photo shows American Aijalon Mahli Gomes, during a rally denouncing North Korean's human rights conditions at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas. Former President Jimmy Carter arrived in North Korea on Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010, on a mission U.S. officials said was aimed at bringing home the imprisoned American. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
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A Jan. 12, 2010, file photo shows American Aijalon Mahli Gomes, during a rally denouncing North Korean's human rights conditions at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas. Former President Jimmy Carter arrived in North Korea on Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010, on a mission U.S. officials said was aimed at bringing home the imprisoned American. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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