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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pauses during a news conference in Rome on Jan. 16, 2013. Panetta confirmed that American citizens are among the hostages taken earlier that day by an al Qaeda-linked group that seized a gas field in Algeria, calling the action a "terrorist attack." (Associated Press)
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pauses during a news conference in Rome on Jan. 16, 2013. Panetta confirmed that American citizens are among the hostages taken earlier that day by an al Qaeda-linked group that seized a gas field in Algeria, calling the action a "terrorist attack." (Associated Press)

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