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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Behind him are Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) and House Speaker John 
A. Boehner. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Behind him are Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) and House Speaker John A. Boehner. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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