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Gen. John Allen (left), the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, claps with Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak on April 8, 2012, in Kabul, Afghanistan, after signing an agreement document governing night raids by American troops. (Associated Press)

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Victims of a suicide attack are transported in the back of a police pickup truck to the hospital in Guzara, Afghanistan, in Herat province, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

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**FILE** Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, gestures as he arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway, on Feb. 6, 2012. (Associated Press/Scanpix Norway)

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** FILE ** Self-styled cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri leads his followers in prayer outside Finsbury Park Mosque in London in January 2004 on the first anniversary of its closure by anti-terrorism police. (AP Photo/John D. McHugh)

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South Korean soldiers watch a TV news program on Monday showing North Korea's Unha-3 rocket. North Korea moved all three stages of the long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch, vowing to push ahead with their plan in defiance of international warnings against violating a ban on missile activity. (Associated Press)

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Aloysat Gasimov (right) was one of the first Azeri officials to reach the scene of the massacre in Khojaly 20 years ago. The student beside him holds a photo of Mr. Gasimov, now the head of a cultural center near the site of the 1992 massacre, kneeling next to a victim. (Eric J. Lyman/Special to The Washington Times)

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Relatives mourn for Ali Shaaban, a cameraman for the Al Jadeed television station who was filming in Lebanon's northern Wadi Khaled area when he was fatally shot in the chest by Syrian government forces. (Associated Press)

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A relative embraces former hostage Jorge Romero at police headquarters in Bogota on April 4. Even if the FARC releases all its captives, many obstacles remain for talks aimed at ending a half-century of conflict in Colombia. (Associated Press)

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Former hostages Cesar Augusto Lasso (from left), Jose Forero, Jorge Romero, Carlos Duarte and Wilson Rojas greet each other at police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, on April 4. The men had spent between 12 and 14 years in jungle prisons. They were captured when the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was at the height of its military strength. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A small boat passes in front of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Enterprise, anchored off the coast of Faliro, Greece, near Athens, on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

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Egyptian supporters of former Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman surround his car as it is escorted by military police outside the Higher Presidential Elections Commission in Cairo on April 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Army officials say military industry is ready now to begin developing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for the service. But while multiple prototype JLTV vehicles exist, the Army has yet to choose one as the service's newest vehicle. (U.S. Army graphic)

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**FILE** Two civilian contractors (right) in 2009 work on an AH-64 Apache helicopter in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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Lawmakers are questioning the need for buying two new troop carriers, the $40 billion Ground Combat Vehicle to replace the Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle (above), and the $54 billion Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to succeed the aging Humvee. (Associated Press)

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A man stands in front of a damaged house after a bomb exploded on a road in Kaduna, Nigeria, on Sunday. Kaduna has seen hundreds killed in religious and ethnic violence in recent years. Diplomats had warned of possible terrorist attacks over the Easter holiday, police said. (Associated Press)

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Supporters of Gen. Omar Suleiman chant in front of his posters outside the Higher Presidential Elections Commission in Cairo on Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Onlookers gather at the site of a bomb explosion on a road in Kaduna, Nigeria, on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Diplomats had warned of possible terrorist attacks over the Easter holiday, police said. (AP Photos/Emma Kayode)

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**FILE** Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak, the Afghan defense minister, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Nigerians gather around a car used by a suicide bomber at a Catholic church in Jos, Nigeria, on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo, File)

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A video posted online Saturday, April 7, 2012, purports to show Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest ranking member of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime still at large, lashing out against Iraq's Shiite-led government. It was not possible to verify the authenticity of the video or determine when it was made. (AP Photo/AP Video)