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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (right) speaks as Adm. Edouard Guillaud, the French army chief of staff, stands by during a press conference in Paris on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Mr. Le Drian said hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation that destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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**FILE** Fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard Aug. 31, 2012, in Timbuktu, Mali, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard Aug. 31, 2012, in Timbuktu, Mali, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this early 1990s photo, Sakine Cansiz (left), one of the founders of a militant group battling Turkish troops since 1984, and another woman surround Abdullah Ocaln, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, at the Mahzun Korkmaz rebel camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (Associated Press/IHA)

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**FILE** In this early 1990s photo, Sakine Cansiz (left), one of the founders of a militant group battling Turkish troops since 1984, and another woman surround Abdullah Ocaln, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, at the Mahzun Korkmaz rebel camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (Associated Press/IHA)

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A Pakistani boy holds a candle while he and his mother take part in a Jan. 11, 2013, protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, to condemn deadly bombings in Quetta the previous day. Shiites in a southwestern Pakistani city hit by a brutal terror attack refused to bury their dead Friday in protest, demanding that the government do something to protect them from what has become a barrage of bombings and shootings against the minority Muslim sect. (Associated Press)

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A Pakistani boy holds a candle while he and his mother take part in a Jan. 11, 2013, protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, to condemn deadly bombings in Quetta the previous day. Shiites in a southwestern Pakistani city hit by a brutal terror attack refused to bury their dead Friday in protest, demanding that the government do something to protect them from what has become a barrage of bombings and shootings against the minority Muslim sect. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Fighters from the Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali, on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Muslim women pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 6, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Muslim women pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 6, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Virginia requires licensed firearm dealers to check the backgrounds of all buyers, but the law does not apply to purchases from private sellers at gun shows. A Republican-dominated legislature has rebuffed efforts to close the loophole. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Syrians inspect the destruction of buildings on Jan. 5, 2013, after heavy shelling by the Syrian Air Force in apparent retaliation for rebel attacks on the nearby Taftanaz military airbase in the village of Binnish, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Pakistani police officers and local residents gather at the site of bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. A bomb targeting paramilitary soldiers killed scores of people in southwest Pakistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

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Pakistani police officers and local residents gather at the site of bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. A bomb targeting paramilitary soldiers killed scores of people in southwest Pakistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

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Daniel Day-Lewis, as the 16th president in “Lincoln,” brings to life the man and his struggles as he sought to end the Civil War and reunify the country. Steven Spielberg directs the film, rated PG-13. (Dreamworks and Twentieth Century Fox via Associated Press)

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**FILE** Afghan security forces investigate the scene after two suicide attacks in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 6, 2013. Two suicide bombers penetrated a government compound in the country's south, killing several, Afghan officials said. There were no reports of foreign troops or civilians at the site. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Afghan security forces investigate the scene after two suicide attacks in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 6, 2013. Two suicide bombers penetrated a government compound in the country's south, killing several, Afghan officials said. There were no reports of foreign troops or civilians at the site. (Associated Press)

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Dr. Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond was chairman of a study panel on health that found that the United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, in part because of the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond was chairman of a study panel on health that found that the United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, in part because of the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked. (AP Photo)