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**FILE** F-15 warplanes of the Saudi Air Force fly over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 25, 2009, during a graduation ceremony at King Faisal Air Force University. (Associated Press)

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Masked Hamas militants march with their guns Dec. 27, 2011, during a parade in Gaza City to mark the third anniversary of the Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2008. (Associated Press)

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People look at bodies lying on the ground Dec. 29. 2011, after Turkey's air force attacked suspected Kurdish rebel targets across the border in Iraq, killing at least 35 people — many of them believed to be smugglers mistaken for guerrillas — near the village of Ortasu in Sirnak, Turkey. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** An Egyptian child climbs cement blocks used to separate police forces from demonstrators Dec. 8, 2011, at the site of recent clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square between police and demonstrators that left more than 40 people dead. The graffiti on the blocks depicts a police officer accused of targeting the eyes of protesters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (center) briefs New York police officials and John O. Brennan (center left), assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism, and Deputy New York Police Commissioner of Intelligence David Cohen (center right) on Sept. 26, 2009, at police headquarters in New York on events surrounding an alleged plot to bomb New York commuter trains. (Associated Press/NYPD)

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North Korea's next leader, Kim Jong Un, front 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 Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011. Behind Kim Jong Un, in order are Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Il's brother-in-law and vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, and Workers Party officials Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam. At far right is Ri Yong Ho, the Vice Marshal of the Korean People’s Army, and behind him is People's Armed Forces Minister Kim Yong Chun. (AP Photo)

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo, Dec. 29, 2011 by the Korea News Service, North Korea's next leader, Kim Jong Un, front right, walks 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. Behind Kim Jong Un, in order are Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Il's brother-in-law and vice chairman of the National Defense Commission and Workers Party officials Choe Thae Bok. At far right is Ri Yong Ho, the Vice Marshal of the Korean People’s Army. Behind him is People's Armed Forces Minister Kim Yong Chun. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection strengthened travel requirements after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Ten years later, tourism leaders say the decline in foreign visitors has cost billions of dollars in revenue.

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Onlookers gather around the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Christmas Day in 2011. A radical Muslim sect, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility for the attack and for another bombing near a church in Jos, Nigeria. (Associated Press)

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Palestinian police intervene in a fight between Greek Orthodox and Armenian clergymen during the cleaning of the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak chants slogans in front of a courthouse in Cairo on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, as Mr. Mubarak's trial resumes after a three-months break. He is charged with complicity in the deaths of nearly 840 protesters in the crackdown against last year's popular uprising. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

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A Chinese clerk counts U.S. dollars in exchange for Chinese renminbi at a Hefei, China, bank. (Associated Press)

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Tim Jefferson's 28 victories (in 43 career starts) are the most for an Air Force starting quarterback. The Falcons face Toledo today in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium. (Associated Press)

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Suzanne Sullivan holds a photo and dog tag of her son Christopher Sullivan, an Army soldier, at her home in San Bernardino, Calif. Mr. Sullivan, who survived a suicide bombing last December while serving in Afghanistan, is now in critical condition after a gunman shot him during his homecoming party in San Bernardino on Friday. Police arrested Ruben Ray Jurado on Monday in connection with the shooting that critically wounded Mr. Sullivan. (Associated Press)

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Occupy activists attend training in nonviolent civil disobedience at the Occupy the Caucus headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday. Starting Wednesday, Occupy protesters are vowing to interrupt candidates at events and make life difficult at their Iowa offices by camping inside or outside them. They say they want to change the political dialogue, but critics fear their tactics could tarnish Iowa's reputation for civil political discourse ahead of the Jan. 3 caucuses. (Associated Press)

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Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis (right) said Cyprus "cannot accept the 200 or 300 thousand settlers who have come illegally to the occupied areas during the last 37 years." (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Members of the growing Afghan special forces stand in formation after conducting a practice raid at a training field on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Deb Riechmann)

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Mourners pray at a mass funeral on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, for 44 people killed in twin suicide bombings that targeted intelligence agency compounds in Damascus, Syria, the day before. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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** FILE ** An unidentified member of the Oodua People's Congress militia walks with a gun on a major street during a protest against the radical Muslim sect Boko Haram in Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Protestors stand behind the gate of a field hospital to watch wounded demonstrators being carried from the site of clashes with security forces, in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. More than 100,000 protesters who entered Yemen's capital Saturday after a 4-day march from another city were attacked by elite troops loyal to outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)