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Anti-war protesters yell and hold signs as John O. Brennan arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding his nomination to be director of central intelligence. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Anti-war protesters yell and hold signs as John O. Brennan arrives to testify in front of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing on his nomination to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Thursday, February 7, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Anti-war protesters yell and hold signs as John O. Brennan arrives to testify in front of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing on his nomination to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Thursday, February 7, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A French soldier secures a perimeter on the outskirts of Diabaly, Mali, on Monday. French and Malian troops took control of the city whose capture by radical Islamists a week earlier prompted the French intervention. "We are truly really grateful to the French who came in the nick of time," a resident said. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (left) and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrive to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, to answer questions on the Defense Department's response to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in September. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (left) and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrive to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, to answer questions on the Defense Department's response to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in September. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** French soldiers patrol in armored vehicles in the outskirts of Sevare, Mali, some 385 miles north of Bamako, the capital, on Jan. 23, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** China's only aircraft carrier, Liaoning, returns to port Oct. 30 after its first navy sea trial, in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning province. (Associated Press)

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Dale Smith, 60, of Johnsonville, S.C., holds a Confederate naval jack flag as he looks toward Fort Sumter from the Battery in downtown Charleston, S.C., after cannon were fired on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. (AP Photo/The State, C. Aluka Berry)

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In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, photo, Syrian rebels attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan, near Idlib, Syria. The new Syrian rebel chief, a defected army general who spent months in exile, says he has begun operating inside Syria to unite autonomous anti-regime militias for what he hopes will be the final push against President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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** FILE ** France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives at the Elysee Palace for a Small Defense of council meeting, in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation at destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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** FILE ** France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives at the Elysee Palace for a Small Defense of council meeting, in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation at destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (from left), New York Democrat; E. Scott Rigell, Virginia Republican; Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania Republican; and Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, prepare Tuesday to announce legislation to make firearms trafficking a federal crime and stiffen laws against straw buyers. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (from left), New York Democrat; E. Scott Rigell, Virginia Republican; Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania Republican; and Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, prepare Tuesday to announce legislation to make firearms trafficking a federal crime and stiffen laws against straw buyers. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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On July 19, 2012, a bomb on a bus taking Israelis from the airport in Sofia, Bulgaria, to their hotel at a Black Sea resort killed five of the tourists and the driver. Bulgarian officials said Tuesday that Hezbollah terrorists were behind the attack. (Impact Press Group via Associated Press)

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Palestinian students attend class in a Ramallah, West Bank, school Sunday. A U.S.-funded study released Monday said both Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks largely present one-sided narratives of the two sides' conflict. (Associated Press)

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Members of Pragaash perform at a "Battle of the Bands" in Srinagar, India, where they finished third. The band disbanded after only one concert because of an edict from a top Muslim cleric. They were also called "sluts" and "prostitutes" who should be expelled from the region. (Associated Press)

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Palestinian students attend class in a Ramallah, West Bank, school Sunday. A U.S.-funded study released Monday said both Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks largely present one-sided narratives of the two sides' conflict. (Associated Press)

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On July 19, 2012, a bomb on a bus taking Israelis from the airport in Sofia, Bulgaria, to their hotel at a Black Sea resort killed five of the tourists and the driver. Bulgarian officials said Tuesday that Hezbollah terrorists were behind the attack. (Impact Press Group via Associated Press)

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Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev (left) and Prime Minister Boyko Boriossov were at Tuesday's briefing when investigators said Hezbollah planned the attack. (Associated Press)