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Soldiers carry the coffin of a victim of the Mount Merapi eruption at a mass burial Thursday in Umbulharjo, Indonesia. (Associated Press)

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Bosnian Serb refugee Borka Mandzo, 68,with her nephew Nemanja, 6, right, and niece Natasa,13, left, reflected in a wall mirror sits in her small room , inside the collective refugee center in the Bosnian town of Rogatica, 73 kms east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. The Babic sisters were among other 15 refugees visited in April 2010 by UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie. Refugees in Rogatica belong to population of 117.000 who were not able to return their homes 15 years after Bosnian war. Refugees in this center after Jolies visit are convinced that things have started moving in terms of getting some donation leading the solving their house problem.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)

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In May 1997, a Hutu refugee with his hands bound pleads for his life to two soldiers, whom the photographer identified as Rwandan Tutsis, about 30 miles south of Kisangani in Congo, then known as Zaire. The photographer said the soldiers killed him moments later. (Associated Press)

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A cross marks graves near a refugee camp, about 25 miles south of Kisangani, Congo, in May 1997. The discovery of mass graves spurred probes that led to a U.N. report, which accuses invading Rwandan troops of killing tens of thousands of Hutus in 1996 and 1997. (Associated Press)

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Iraqis in a Baghdad cafe watch the sentencing of Tariq Aziz. Saddam Hussein's right-hand man was convicted of "deliberate murder and crimes against humanity." (Associated Press)

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A Pakistani army soldier takes position on a hilltop post in Khajore Kut, an area in South Waziristan. A Pakistani offensive appears to have cleared much of the rugged region of militants, though many have simply fled to other parts of the semiautonomous tribal belt. (Associated Press)

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Pakistani troops leave for patrol at their camp in Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan tribal region along the Afghan border. Pakistan's army has waged a major ground offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan. (Associated Press)

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More than 1 million Haitians live in refugee camps like this one in Port-au-Prince since an earthquake destroyed an estimated 110,000 homes and apartments. (Associated Press)

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Civil security soldiers (left) collect garbage in central Marseille on Wednesday. The garbage collectors are on strike for nine days to protest against Mr. Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age to 62. (Associated Press)

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Qiyamuddin Kashaaf, a spokesman for the High Peace Council, discusses the peace process in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. The Afghan government's newly formed peace council wants Saudi Arabia to play a key role in efforts to reconcile with the Taliban and find a political resolution to the war, Mr. Kashaaf said. (Associated Press)

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Marine Lance Cpl. Seth Little of Bremen, Ga., takes temporary cover in a cotton field during a patrol in Marjah, southern Afghanistan. The insurgents make their presence known but are hard to find. (Associated Press)

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Sgt. John Gabbard of Hubert, N.C., tries to gather information from a resident of Marjah, Afghanistan. Military patrols say the locals often won't acknowledge that there are any Taliban in the area. (Associated Press)

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Protesters clash with police during a rally in London against spending cuts on Wednesday. Britain will slash benefits and jobs to make the largest cuts to public spending since World War II. (Associated Press)

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CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said that despite glaring security blunders, no intelligence officials will be fired or disciplined for failing to prevent a 2009 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA employees in one of the deadliest attacks in the agency's history. (Associated Press)

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Special Force officers examine the scene after a bomb blast in front of a Chechen parliament complex in Grozny, Chechnya, southern Russia, on Tuesday. Insurgents stormed the parliament complex, and one set off a bomb at the gates. (Associated Press)

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A protester jumps over a burning garbage can during clashes in Lyon, central France, on Tuesday. Some airliners steered clear of France and police clashed with stone-throwing youths Tuesday as a new round of nationwide strikes and protests over a bill raising the retirement age to 62 kicked off. (Associated Press)

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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is waging a quiet war against al Qaeda in Yemen. (Associated Press)

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Yemeni policemen patrol the area near the courthouse during the trial session of Saleh al-Shawish in San'a, Yemen, on Monday. A court in Yemen has sentenced the al Qaeda militant to death after convicting him of involvement in terror attacks and manufacturing explosives. After hearing Monday's verdict, al-Shawish vowed that al Qaeda will exact revenge on Yemen's government. (Associated Press)

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U.S.-born radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen is on a U.S. list of militants to kill or capture. (Associated Press)

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, here in 2007, has been promoted to a key position in the Communist Party's military commission, indicating that he will succeed President Hu Jintao. (Associated Press)