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"The political parties in Jamaica have realized that reggae was the music of the people," says Jimmy Cliff, who will be at the 9:30 Club on Thursday night, "and so they were the first political people to take music and use it in their political campaigns. It's not so strange to me that it's happening internationally." (Thomas Sheehan)

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A collection of clay and ceramic pipes collected by underwater archaeologists from the remains of the submerged Jamaican city of Port Royal, is shown to the media during a press conference in Port Royal, Jamaica, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

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A collection of clay and ceramic pipes collected by underwater archaeologists from the remains of the submerged Jamaican city of Port Royal, is shown to the media during a press conference in Port Royal, Jamaica, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

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Britain's Prince Harry, left, receives a T-shirt as a gift from Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt after participating in a mock a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012. The Prince is in Jamaica as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II who celebrates 60 years on the throne. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)

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Conservationists say Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Jamaica, is increasingly under threat by developers and the government's lackluster efforts at enforcing environmental laws. (Associated Press)

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Jamaica's Dwayne Miller (19) battles United States' Jermaine Jones for the ball near Jamaica's goal during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal Sunday at RFK Stadium. The U.S. won 2-0. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Mikeisha Simpson, 23, says she hopes to transform her dark complexion to a cafe-au-lait-color common among Jamaica's elite and favored by many men. She thinks having fairer skin could give her an opportunity for a better life. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Joan McCarthy shows a bullet-scarred wall in her Tivoli Gardens apartment in Kingston, Jamaica, where she says police and military officers shot her son-in-law and nephew while seeking a fugitive gang boss. Neither man has been seen since.

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U.S. DEA agents take alleged Jamaican gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke from a plane in White Plains, N.Y., to face charges.

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DEA agents bring Jamaican gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke From Westchester County Airport to a waiting vehicle, Thursday, June 24, 2010, in White Plains, New York. (AP Photo/David Karp)

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Purported drug gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who eluded a bloody police offensive in his slum stronghold last month, surrendered to authorities outside Jamaica's capital Tuesday, June 22, 2010, local news media reported. (AP Photo/The Jamaica Gleaner) JAMAICA OUT