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Relatives of inmates at San Miguel prison react as they wait for news after a fire killed at least 81 prisoners in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. The prison fire set off during a riot also seriously injured at least 14 others, officials said. (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)

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chile_2004

Relatives of inmates at San Miguel prison react as they wait for news after a fire killed at least 81 prisoners in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. The prison fire set off during a riot also seriously injured at least 14 others, officials said. (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)

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chile_2003

Chile's Justice Minister Felipe Bulnes enters an armored police vehicle as he leaves the San Miguel prison where a fire killed at least 81 prisoners in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. A prison fire set off during a riot killed at least 81 inmates at the Chilean prison on Wednesday and seriously injured at least 14 others, officials said. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)

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haiti_1956

Aiming a weapon from the inside of a vehicle, a police officer patrols the streets during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Police officers patrol the streets during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Palestinian worker Ahmad Hejazi collects carnations for export at a green house in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Israel has announced it will allow increased exports from the Gaza Strip, further easing its blockade of the Hamas-run territory. Israel's Security Cabinet approved the move on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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South Korean Marines patrol in the snow on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday warned North Korea that the U.S. commitment to helping South Korea defend itself is "unquestioned," even as he pressed China to use its influence to rein in its ally Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim hyun-tae)

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Security officials examine the vehicle targeted by a suicide attacker in Kohat, 37 miles south of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. The attack killed 15 people. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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**FILE** In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2009, Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, gestures on his arrival at an airport in Tripoli, Libya. Diplomatic cables revealed by WikiLeaks show that the British government feared Libya would take harsh action against it if the Lockerbie bomber died in prison. (Associated Press)

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Palestinian security forces man a checkpoint in Nablus on the West Bank in late November. The U.S.-trained forces coordinate with Israeli troops, but some of them wonder if cooperation is sustainable and really helps their statehood goal. (Associated Press)

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Palestinian security officers simulate an arrest during training in Nablus on Monday. The competence of Palestinian forces, many of them ex-militants, is considered a prerequisite for statehood. (Associated Press)

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A pro-democracy protester wearing a mask of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo protests outside the Chinese government liaison office in Hong Kong Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Palestinian refugees in Lebanon displaced by war more than three years ago live in temporary apartments that residents say are cramped, musty and bug- and rodent-infested. The U.N. relief agency is far short of the funding needed to rebuild. (Heather Murdock/Special to The Washington Times)

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Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person into a local hospital in Peshawar on Monday. A pair of suicide bombers disguised as policemen killed as many as 50 people and wounded an estimated 100 in an attack targeting a tribal meeting called to discuss the formation of an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand. (Associated Press)

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Protesters clash with riot police during a rally in Athens on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Youths hurled rocks and oranges at a government building in central Athens during a student protest to mark two years since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Police closed roads and deployed several thousand officers around the city but maintained a minimal presence at the site where some 1,500 students gathered outside Athens University's main buildings. (AP Photo/Alkis Konstantinidis)

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greece_1732

Youths throw stones at riot police during a rally in Athens on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. The protest mared two years since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Police closed roads and deployed several thousand officers around the city but maintained a minimal presence at the site where some 1,500 students gathered outside Athens University's main buildings. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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greece_1731

A protester throws a plant pot at riot police during a rally in Athens on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Youths hurled rocks and oranges at a government building in central Athens during a student protest to mark two years since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Police closed roads and deployed several thousand officers around the city but maintained a minimal presence at the site where some 1,500 students gathered outside Athens University's main buildings. (AP Photo/Alkis Konstantinidis)

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greece_1730

Protester attacks a riot police officer during a rally in Athens on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Youths hurled rocks and oranges at a government building in central Athens during a student protest to mark two years since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Police closed roads and deployed several thousand officers around the city but maintained a minimal presence at the site where some 1,500 students gathered outside Athens University's main buildings. (AP Photo/Alkis Konstantinidis)

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greece_1729

A youth with a bag attacks a riot police officer as another protester tries to restrain him during a rally in Athens on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Youths hurled rocks and oranges at a government building in central Athens during a student protest to mark two years since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Police closed roads and deployed several thousand officers around the city but maintained a minimal presence at the site where some 1,500 students gathered outside Athens University's main buildings. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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greece_1728

A youth with a bag attacks a riot policeman during a rally in Athens on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Youths hurled rocks and oranges at a government building in central Athens during a student protest to mark two years since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that sparked Greece's worst riots in decades. Police closed roads and deployed several thousand officers around the city but maintained a minimal presence at the site where some 1,500 students gathered outside Athens University's main buildings. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)