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  • ** FILE ** Seif al-Islam Gadhafi talks to reporters at the ancient city of Cyrene near the city of al-Bayda, northeastern Libya, in this Sept. 10, 2007, file photo. Several leaked U.S. diplomatic memos speculate on the jockeying for succession to power among the sons of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi -- Seif al-Islam, Mutassim and Khamis. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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