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Men look at a tanker carrying supplies for NATO which was destroyed in an apparent bomb attack, en route to neighboring Afghanistan, at the Pakistani border town of Chaman Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Shah Khalid)

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A man, wielding a broken bottle, defends himself and an item he looted in downtown Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 after an earthquake shook Haiti. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, despite hands-on leadership in Afghanistan, lost his job in June after unflattering remarks about administration officials appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. (Associated Press)

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A tattoo on the back of U.S. Army Sgt. James Wilkes of Rochester, N.Y., is seen through his torn shirt after a foot patrol with the 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment of the 5th Styker Brigade in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on May 8, 2010. The full tattoo reads: "Sacrifice. Without fear there is no courage." (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Members of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., sit in the belly of a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad as they begin their journey home after a year in Iraq on Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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Afghan men mourn the victim of a roadside bomb blast in Lashkar Gah in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. The bomb blew up next to a minibus at a crowded intersection on a major highway, killing at least 14 civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)

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Southern Sudanese security forces wait outside the control room of the Petrodar oil facility in Paloich, southern Sudan. Sudan's oil industry may soon see a major shake-up. Southern Sudan holds an independence referendum in January that is likely to see the creation of the world's newest country. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** George Clooney poses for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto in 2007. A group founded by American actor George Clooney said on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organizations to launch satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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In this product image provided by POW Gloves, the Pho-tog outdoor glove is shown. The glove is designed with convertible fingertips for photographers to remove and access camera controls in cold weather. (AP Photo/POW Gloves)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 27, 2010, file photo Israeli earth-moving equipment works in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Netafim, near the West Bank village of Salfit. Top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, that Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to condemn Israeli settlement construction. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh, Files)

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Spc. Wilson Christopher from Kansas City, Kan., of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry returns fire during a sudden attack by Taliban on Badel Combat Out Post in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistani border Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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An Iraqi policeman stands guard while hundreds of vehicles line up to be searched at a checkpoint in Baghdad on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. Security officials are investigating the possibility of removing some of the hundreds of checkpoints across the city in a sign of the improving security situation. The checkpoints are designed to catch insurgents, but they also slow traffic in the already congested city. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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FILE - George Clooney poses for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, in this Sept. 8, 2007 file photo. A group founded by American actor George Clooney said Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010 it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organizations to launch satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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**FILE** Iraqis work at the Rumaila oil refinery near the city of Basra. The province, located on the Persian Gulf bordering Kuwait and Iran, is Iraq's only outlet to the sea and is the hub for most of Iraq's oil exports of nearly 1.9 million barrels a day to the international market. (Associated Press)

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A family walks past raw sewage in Basra, Iraq, earlier this month. Basra is strategically crucial for Iraq. With a population of about 3 million people, Basra is Iraq's second-largest province and home to about 70 percent of the country's proven oil reserves of 143.1 billion barrels. (Associated Press)

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Soldiers of the U.S. 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company 2-327 check their weapons on the top of an armored vehicle at a fortress combat outpost in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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U.S soldiers of the 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 2-327 Infantry take cover after the Taliban attacked them during a patrol in the Chowkay district near the Pakistani border in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visits the South Korean Army soldiers at a military base near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Yanggu, north of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. South Korean fighter jets dropped bombs and tanks fired artillery Thursday as the military staged its largest air and ground firing drills of the year in a show of force a month after North Korea's deadly shelling of a front-line island. (AP Photo/ Jo Bo-hee, Yonhap)

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Mexican soldiers prepare to leave after inspecting a home in Ciudad Mier in mid-November. State and federal governments say it's safe to return, but those who fled are staying away.

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Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of two suicide bombings in Ramadi, Iraq, 70 miles west of Baghdad, on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (AP Photo)