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The Soviet SS-20 was an intermediate-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead and was one of the classes of missiles subject to the INF Treaty. The Soviet Union began to demolish its nuclear stockpile at Kapustin Yar, a missile test site, in July 1988. This plaque showcases a fragment of the last Soviet SS-20 missile, which was destroyed on May 12, 1991. Photo: National Archives, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

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Micheal Mpubane leads a Bible study at the Progressive Primary in Johannesburg. Poor South Africans are underserved by a government that has struggled to close the gap apartheid created between white and black public schools. (Associated Press)

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Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is surrounded by supporters in the Shi'ite city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. al-Sadr, who led several Shi'ite uprisings against American forces in Iraq before going into exile in neighboring Iran almost four years ago, returned to Iraq Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

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Anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a Friday sermon in a mosque in Kufa, Iraq, on Sept. 22, 2006. Iraqi officials said Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011, Mr. al-Sadr returned to Iraq after a nearly 3-year absence.(AP Photo/Alaa Al-Marjani, File)

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POPPING UP: Afghan police have helped cut down illegally grown poppies but eradication efforts have been hindered by a lack of security. (Associated Press)

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Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is seen on a big screen as he speaks in a Beirut suburb in November. He says the threat of indictments against Hezbollah for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri are not a concern, but analysts say otherwise. Mr. Nasrallah has called for other Lebanese to back his group. (Associated Press)

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Indictments tying Hezbollah to the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri in a suicide bombing that killed 22 others would hit the group's image as strictly a resistance force. (The Washington Times)

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Pro-separation activists hold signs and chant pro-independence slogans outside the Juba airport in Southern Sudan, where Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Southerners will commence voting in an independence referendum on Sunday, the outcome of which will determine whether the south secedes to form the world's newest country. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, during a gathering to mark the seventh anniversary of the adoption of the Afghanistan Constitution. The writing behind him says, "Welcome to the adoption day of Afghanistan's Constitution." (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Riot police officers detain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov during a rally in central Moscow on Friday. (Associated Press)

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A woman lights a candle among pictures of slain Iraqi Christians at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Muslim militants took 120 hostages at the church on Oct. 31 in a siege that left 68 dead. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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Afghan police remove the body of a Taliban militant, who was killed during a clash with Afghan police in Laghman east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. A group of Taliban militants attacked a police check post stationed on the Laghman to Nangarhar highway on Sunday night, and one of the militants was killed in the attack, Afghan officials said.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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U.N. troops walk inside the U.N. Headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Cost, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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"With our blood and soul, we redeem the cross," Coptic Christians chant after Mass on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, where 21 were killed by a suicide bomber. They carried a blood-spattered poster depicting Jesus. (AP Photo)

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Coptic Christians weep under the broken remains of a sign celebrating "2011" Sunday in the blood-spattered Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt. Just after a New Year's Mass, 21 worshippers were killed and about 100 wounded in an apparent suicide bombing. (Associated Press)

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U.N. troops walk inside their compound in Abidjan, Ivory Cost, on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. The United Nations has warned supporters of incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo that an attack on the hotel where the internationally recognized winner of last month's election is based could reignite civil war. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Ahlam Fawzy Saber (center), an Egyptian Coptic Christian who lost two of her sisters and a niece in an apparent suicide bombing during midnight Mass, is helped back into the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, after collapsing from emotion following morning Mass on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Grieving Christians, many clad in black, were back praying Sunday in the blood-spattered church, where 21 worshippers were killed in the blast. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) ** FILE **

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U.N. troops walk inside the U.N. Headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Cost, on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. The United Nations is warning supporters of incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo that an attack on the hotel where the internationally recognized winner of last month's election is based could reignite civil war. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Pakistani paramilitary soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Sadukheil village near Landi Kotel, in Pakistan's Khyber Tribal region along Afghan border on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. Three American missile attacks killed 54 alleged militants on Friday in the Khyber tribal region close to the Afghan border, an unusually high number of victims that included commanders of a Taliban-allied group that were holding a meeting, Pakistani officials said. (AP Photo/Amir Zada)

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Egyptian riot police form a line behind an upturned and burnt car outside the Coptic Christian Saints Church, unseen, in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. A car exploded in front of the church early Saturday as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass, killing at least 21 people according to officials. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)