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The Little League players from Lugazi, Uganda, are used to overcoming tough challenges, but face an uphill battle against 15 other teams. Their first-round game is against Panama. (Associated Press)

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Team members from Lugazi, Uganda, make their way through downtown Williamsport, Pa., during a ride in the Little League Grand Slam Parade on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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The Little League players from Lugazi, Uganda, are used to overcoming tough challenges, but face an uphill battle against 15 other teams. Their first-round game is against Panama. (Associated Press)

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Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda was the surprise gold medalist, winning in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second as he pulled away from the Kenyan duo of Abel Kirui and favorite Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang. (Associated Press)

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Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda was the surprise gold medalist, winning in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second as he pulled away from the Kenyan duo of Abel Kirui and favorite Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, July 12, 2012, photo, a health worker from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) health worker speaks with patients waiting for treatment in Kampala, Uganda. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, July 12, 2012, photo, a health worker from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) health worker speaks with patients waiting for treatment in Kampala, Uganda. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

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Women affected by AIDS share stories of survival at the Reach Out clinic near Kampala, Uganda, which receives funding from a U.S.-backed program. Research suggests stemming the spread of the AIDS virus may be possible, even in some of the world’s poorest countries. (Associated Press)

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Happy Science Pastor Tomohiko Nakagawa (left), leads prayers with the faithful in Kampala, Uganda. The religion, with origins in Japan, is quickly amassing a following in Uganda with a campaign that has attracted the attention of Christian clerics offended by its beliefs. (Associated Press)

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Soldiers from the M23 rebel group show off July 7, 2012, in Bunagana, Congo, weapons captured from government troops, who fled to neighboring Uganda a day earlier as the rebel group took control of the border town. (Associated Press)

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Soldiers from the M23 rebel group show off July 7, 2012, in Bunagana, Congo, weapons captured from government troops, who fled to neighboring Uganda a day earlier as the rebel group took control of the border town. (Associated Press)

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Thousands of youths demonstrate against homosexuality in Uganda's capital, Kampala, in January 2010. Ugandan Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo has accused some nongovernmental organizations of conspiring with foreign backers to recruit children into homosexuality. (Associated Press)

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Thousands of youths demonstrate against homosexuality in Uganda's capital, Kampala, in January 2010. Ugandan Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo has accused some nongovernmental organizations of conspiring with foreign backers to recruit children into homosexuality. (Associated Press)

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People react during the funeral of Ugandan gay activist David Kato in Mukono, Uganda, in January 2011. His slaying followed the publication of his name and picture, and those of about 100 other suspected gays, in a tabloid under an inflammatory headline, "Hang them." (Associated Press)

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A woman cries for her four children, whom she lost in a landslide in Bududa, Uganda, on Tuesday, June 27, 2012. Massive mudslides induced by torrential rains destroyed three villages in the mountainous district of the country's east, killing scores of people, officials said. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

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A woman cries for her four children, whom she lost in a landslide in Bududa, Uganda, on Tuesday, June 27, 2012. Massive mudslides induced by torrential rains destroyed three villages in the mountainous district of the country's east, killing scores of people, officials said. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, being pressured by church leaders to retire after his current term, had term limits eliminated in 2006. He has ruled for 26 years. (Associated Press)

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, being pressured by church leaders to retire after his current term, had term limits eliminated in 2006. He has ruled for 26 years. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Soldiers from the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF), one holding a piece of wood representing a weapon, engage April 30, 2012, in urban operations training in a mock urban setting nicknamed "Little Mogadishu" at the Singo training facility in Kakola, Uganda. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Soldiers from the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF), one holding a piece of wood representing a weapon, engage April 30, 2012, in urban operations training in a mock urban setting nicknamed "Little Mogadishu" at the Singo training facility in Kakola, Uganda. (Associated Pres)