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Sweden's Kim Ekdahl du Rietz, foreground is tackled by Tunisia's Wael Jallouz, background, in their men's handball preliminary match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Members of Tunisia's newly elected assembly met for the first time in November, but the fledgling democracy is threatened by a weak opposition that isn't offering Tunisians a viable alternative to the parties in power. (Associated Press)

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Members of Tunisia's newly elected assembly met for the first time in November, but the fledgling democracy is threatened by a weak opposition that isn't offering Tunisians a viable alternative to the parties in power. (Associated Press)

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Then-Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle (center) is surrounded by airmen at an advanced air base in Tunisia on Jan. 28, 1943. Below them, a B-25 Mitchell bomber takes off from the USS Hornet's flight deck for the bombing mission over Japan on April 19, 1942. (Associated Press photos/Illustration by The Washington Times)

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Pro-Syrian demonstrators protest Feb. 24, 2012, outside the Cartago Hotel where the Conference on Syria is held in Tunis, Tunisia. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sits next to British foreign minister William Hague at the start of the Conference on Syria in Tunis, Tunisia, on Feb. 24, 2012. (Associated Press)

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A Tunisian volunteer unseals a box containing election ballots in Ariana, Tunisia, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

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Tunisians stand in line in Menzeh, Tunisia, near the capital of Tunis, to cast their ballots in the nation's first free election on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Amine Landoulsi)

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Libyans living in Tunisia celebrate outside the Libyan Embassy in Tunis on Oct. 20, 2011. Libya's information minister said Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after the regime fell. (Associated Press)

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Protesters, some holding a picture of a defaced logo of a television channel, crowd a street in Tunis, Tunisia, after Friday prayer. The protest was sparked by the airing on television of "Persepolis," an animated film that has offended ultraconservative Muslims. (Associated Press)

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Protesters, some holding a picture of a defaced logo of a television channel, crowd a street in Tunis, Tunisia, after Friday prayer. The protest was sparked by the airing on television of "Persepolis," an animated film that has offended ultraconservative Muslims. (Associated Press)

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Tunisians look at election posters in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Amine Landoulsi)

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde, left, talks with Tunisian Finance Minister Jelloul Ayed during the group photo at the Deauville partnership meeting in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Sept.10, 2011. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS SEEKING REFUGE: A man from Bangladesh who fled Libya sits at a refugee camp in Tunisia.

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SENDING A MESSAGE: "We have the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia," President Obama said. (Associated Press)

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Tunisian men pass a poster with the face of former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali torn away in downtown Sfax, Tunisia. Tunisians have embarked on a difficult transition to democracy since overthrowing their autocratic ruler of 23 years nearly three months ago. They cherish their new freedom, but also worry about the future. (Associated Press)

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Men who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, wait for buses in order to be repatriated, in a refugee camp at Ras Ajdir, near Tunisia-Libya border, Tunisia, Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Tunisians chant anti-US slogans during a protest demonstrating against the upcoming visit of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tunis, Tunisia, Wednesday , March 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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People who worked in Libya but fled the emerging civil war there can only wait and hope for better days Sunday in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia. It can shelter about 5,000. (Associated Press)