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A genuine Oscar statue awaits its security check at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago before its flight to Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

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The Syrian flag and a sign in Arabic that reads "the Syrian Arabic Republic" mark the empty chair of the Syrian representative during the Arab League Syria Group and foreign ministers meeting Sunday in Cairo. The group is seeking to halt the bloodshed in the rebellion against President Bashar Assad. (Associated Press)

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A fire rages in a Eurobank branch that was set ablaze during riots in Athens on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Protesters and police fought running battles in the city center as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Rescuers clear snow and rubble from a house flattened by an avalanche in Restelica, Kosovo, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (Associated Press Television News)

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** FILE ** This frame-grabbed image from video provided by the SITE Intel Group, an U.S. private terrorist-threat-analysis company, purports to show al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri on a Web posting on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/SITE Intel Group)

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A protester throws a stone toward riot police during clashes in Athens, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures on Friday, a day after Greece's crucial international bailout was put in limbo by its partners in the 17-nation eurozone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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This September 2010 photo, posted recently on the Titiusville, Fla.-based arms manufacturer Knight's Armament's Internet blog, shows members of Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. in Sangin, Helmand province in Afghanistan. The Marine Corps confirmed that one of its scout sniper teams in Afghanistan posed for a photograph in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS. (Associated Press/knightarmco.com)

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Egyptian protesters wave national flags and chant anti-Supreme Council of Armed Forces slogans during a protest Feb. 10, 2012, after prayers in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising. (Associated Press)

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Kim Jong-un (left) salutes beside the hearse carrying the body of his late father and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during the funeral procession in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 28. Behind the new leader is his uncle Jang Song-thaek, who is vice chairman of the National Defense Commission. Behind Mr. Jang is top propaganda official Kim Ki-nam and then Workers' Party official Choe Thae-bok (far left, partially hidden). The two military officers are Ri Yong-ho, vice marshal of the Korean People's Army (front right), and People's Armed Forces Minister Kim Yong-chun. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators leave the state legislative building in Salvador, Brazil, on Thursday after up to 300 police officers and some of their relatives had taken it in protest. (Associated Press)

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An injured Syrian rebel fighter is carried into a hospital following an exchange of fire with government troops in Idlib, Syria, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Taliban graffiti shows Taliban fighters in a convoy decorating a wall in the Musa Qala district center and the current Battalion Command Headquarters for the U.S. Marine 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Monday, July 25, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The district center, once a large opium market under Taliban control also served as sleeping quarters for opium addicts. The graffiti, from that period, depicts Taliban fighters shooting down Russian, American or coalition planes, blowing up their tanks and taking their prisoners. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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The village of Shabaz Kheyl is seen through a scope at left on a machine gun as U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Larry Alqueza, 23, of El Paso, Texas, with the 2nd Battalion 12th Marines based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, looks through binoculars for insurgent movement from a mountain top outpost called the Shrine Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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A Syrian rebel evacuates an injured fellow rebel during an exchange of fire with army troops in Idlib, Syria, on Wednesday. The European Union will impose harsher sanctions on Syria, a senior EU official said, as Russia tried to broker talks to end the violence. (Associated Press)

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Wreckage is seen inside a room damaged by shelling by Syrian government forces in Homs. Activists reported at least 50 people were killed in military assaults targeting government opponents on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Gen. Carter Ham, the head of the U.S. African command, attends a conference on terrorism in the Sahara in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. The two-day conference on terrorism in the Sahara was originally expected to focus just on al-Qaida, but has now become inextricably tied up with the civil war in neighboring Libya. (AP Photo)

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Mohamed Nasheed (center), who resigned Tuesday as president of Maldives, stands with his supporters after police fired tear gas at them during a rally in Male, Maldives, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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**FILE** Georgia gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel waves Aug. 10, 2010, to supporters during an election-night party in Atlanta in her runoff with former Congressman Nathan Deal for the Republican nomination. (Associated Press)

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Police and other officials from Washington state and Utah view charred rubble on Feb. 6, 2012, at the home where Josh Powell and his two sons were killed two days earlier in Graham, Wash., in what police said appeared to be a deliberately set fire. Powell's wife Susan went mysteriously missing from their West Valley City, Utah, home in December 2009. (Associated Press)

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A pro-Syrian regime protester (left), holding a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah with Arabic that reads "Hezbollah", cheers a convoy believed to be transporting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)