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** FILE ** Judy Gross, wife of U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, and U.S. lawyer Peter J. Kahn arrive at the courthouse where Mr. Gross is on a trial accused of "acts against the integrity and independence" of Cuba, in Havana on Friday, March 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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** FILE ** In this June 27, 2006, photo, reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula. Isaac's center made landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula. Isaac's center made landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad rests after she was pulled out of the water between Cuba and the Florida Keys early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad rests after she was pulled out of the water between Cuba and the Florida Keys early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is hydrated by a crew member in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)

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American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is hydrated by a crew member in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)

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associated press With a trumpet fanfare, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad heralds the start Saturday of her attempt to swim from Havana, Cuba, to the Florida Keys as well-wishers see her off. Ms. Nyad, who turns 63 on Wednesday, is aiming to complete the 103-mile marathon without a shark cage.

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With a trumpet fanfare, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad heralds the start Saturday of her attempt to swim from Havana, Cuba, to the Florida Keys as well-wishers see her off. Ms. Nyad, who turns 63 on Wednesday, is aiming to complete the 103-mile marathon without a shark cage.

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** FILE ** In this June 27, 2006, file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

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** FILE ** Cuba's Fidel Castro delivers a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution on Sept. 28, 2010, in Havana. Mr. Castro said on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, that he resigned five years ago from all his official positions, including head of Cuba's Communist Party, a position he was thought still to hold. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)

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Spanish citizen Angel Francisco Carromero speaks during a press conference via pretaped video footage that was shown during a press conference organized by Cuba's International Press Center, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Spanish citizen Angel Francisco Carromero speaks during a press conference via pretaped video footage that was shown during a press conference organized by Cuba's International Press Center, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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British-Australian endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey begins her bid in Havana to complete a record swim from Cuba to Florida on Friday, June 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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British-Australian endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey begins her bid in Havana to complete a record swim from Cuba to Florida on Friday, June 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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U.S. courts repeatedly have ruled against Cuba in its fight to control the U.S. trademark rights to Havana Club, its flagship rum brand produced at a factory in Havana (above). By mid-June, Cuba could lose all chance of pressing its legal claims against Bacardi, which distributes its own Havana Club rum in Florida. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** This undated photo downloaded from the Arabic language Internet site www.muslm.net purports to show Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Associated Press/muslm.net)

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**FILE** This undated photo downloaded from the Arabic language Internet site www.muslm.net purports to show Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Associated Press/muslm.net)

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U.S. courts repeatedly have ruled against Cuba in its fight to control the U.S. trademark rights to Havana Club, its flagship rum brand produced at a factory in Havana (above). By mid-June, Cuba could lose all chance of pressing its legal claims against Bacardi, which distributes its own Havana Club rum in Florida. (Associated Press)