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A man balances a child and umbrella on his bike as it rains during the approach of Hurricane Sandy in Manzanillo, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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U.S. guards at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are on constant watch for signs of unrest and conspiracy among the detainees. News of scandals in the Muslim world, such as recent protests over a YouTube video, can further aggravate the tense environment. (Associated Press)

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Army Sgt. Matthew Baker is a guard at the U.S. military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Photo by Sgt. Ryan Hallock/U.S. Army)

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In this image reviewed by the U.S. Military, a Guantanamo detainee peers through the steel grate in a room as guards prepare to open the door at the Camp 5 detention facility on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. By January, some detainees will have been locked up on this U.S. military base in Cuba for seven years. President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to close the detention center at Guantanamo and is weighing what to do with the roughly 250 foreigners who are being held. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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** FILE ** In this March 30, 2010, photo reviewed by the U.S. military, a U.S. trooper stands in the turret of a vehicle with a machine gun, left, as a guard looks out from a tower at the detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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** FILE ** In this May 31, 2009, pool file photo reviewed by the U.S. military and shot through a window, a guard wearing a protective face mask speaks with a detainee through a fence as another paces inside the exercise yard at Camp five detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool)

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In this photo reviewed by the U.S. military, a guard stands in the Camp Six detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Sunday, May 31, 2009. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool)

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In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, guards stand on either side of a line-up of Guantanamo detainees, in white, to perform a search for unauthorized items, at Guantanamo's Camp 4 detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Tuesday, May 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Jan. 21, 2009 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, a guard talks to a Guantanamo detainee in the open yard in Camp 4 detention center on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, FILE)

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Guards escort a Guantanamo detainee carrying a book at the Camp 4 detention facility's open-air common area at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Nov. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) ** FILE **

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In this March 30, 2010, photo made through a one-way glass and reviewed by the U.S. military, a Guantanamo detainee carries a workbook while escorted by guards who wear rubber gloves and face masks after attending a life skills class in the Camp 6 high-security detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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This picture released by Cubadebate on its website early Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, shows Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Castro has written an article on Sunday in state-media criticizing those who spread rumors he was on his death bed. (AP Photo/Alex Castro, Cubadebate)

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A man carries a freshly caught fish on his back to sell in Old Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. On Sunday, Cubans will cast ballots to choose among candidates for municipal assemblies that administer local governments and relay complaints on issues such as potholes and housing, social and sports programs. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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A woman and man stand on the sidewalk as kids sharing a pair of boxing gloves walk home as they practice punches after working out at a gym in Old Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. On Sunday, Cubans will cast ballots to choose among candidates for municipal assemblies that administer local governments and relay complaints on issues such as potholes and housing, social and sports programs. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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A woman wearing hair curlers rides her bike through Old Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. On Sunday, Cubans will cast ballots to choose among candidates for municipal assemblies that administer local governments and relay complaints on issues such as potholes and housing, social and sports programs. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Oct. 9, 2012 photo, an electoral roll and two candidatesí resumes are taped to a barber shopís store window, in Old Havana, Cuba. Elections in Cuba lack the hoopla they have in other countries, but authorities here say they give people a voice in government and answer charges that the communist-run country is undemocratic. Critics call the votes, including one scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, a sham since voters canít throw out the Communist Party or the Castros. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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A woman answers the phone at a boxing gym where a sign hangs on the door that reads in Spanish "A vote for the best" ahead of municipal assembly elections in Old Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. On Sunday, Cubans will cast ballots to choose among candidates for municipal assemblies that administer local governments and relay complaints on issues such as potholes and housing, social and sports programs. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro speaks during a meeting with intellectuals and writers at the International Book Fair in Havana on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Cubadebate, Roberto Chile)

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro speaks during a meeting with intellectuals and writers at the International Book Fair in Havana on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Cubadebate, Roberto Chile)

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (right) and co-defendant Walid bin Attash attend a U.S. military hearing at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in this sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)