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**FILE** U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion walk through the sand inside Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province on June 8, 2009. (Associated Press)

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Visitors walk through the entrance gate of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on Jan. 26, 2005, a day before the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops. (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)

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** FILE ** Pigeons fly as the Taj Mahal Palace hotel continued to burn in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital, police said. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** Riders on the maiden voyage of Six Flags' brand-new roller coaster, Superman — Ride of Steel, round the final stretch on Thursday morning, May 18, 2000, in Largo. The coaster's tracks are a mile long, with the highest drop of 197 feet at a 70-degree angle. (The Washington Times)

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A crowd rallies Wednesday during a “Don't Mess With Texas”-themed “tea party” in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS People walk outside the United States embassy, a concrete-and-glass building by modernist architect Eero Saarinen, in central London. The U.S. government said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its vast embassy building to a Qatari government-owned company.

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A North Korean mock Scud-B missile, center, and other South Korean mock missiles are displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 4, 2009. On Saturday, North Korea fired seven missiles into the waters off the peninsula's eastern coast from morning until evening. AP photo.

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** FILE ** President Obama shows off his golf form. He took advantage of a canceled trip to Poland to play on In April 2010 at Andrews Air Force Base. (Associated Press)

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Scott Veley of Kensington, Conn., holds a Gadsden flag during a tea party protest at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on April 15, 2010. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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The 2.3 million-square-foot Walter E. Washington Convention Center covers the area between Seventh and Ninth streets and Mount Vernon Place and N Street in Northwest — three entire city blocks. Since it was built in 2003, the thriving neighborhoods around it have grown exponentially. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, is questioned by reporters about an incident involving "tea party" demonstrators as he leaves a speech by President Obama to House Democrats on Saturday on Capitol Hill.

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Young people fill South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday night during a "flash mob" incident that involved up to 2,000 teens and closed the street to traffic from Front Street to Broad. Mayor Michael Nutter is weighing earlier curfews to end the "stupidity." (Associated Press)

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Pointed arches, narrow columns and soft lighting set a solemn but inviting mood at the permanent gallery of Islamic art in the Detroit Institute of the Arts. (Associated Press)

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In March 2009, spring breakers dump their drinks on people below while watching a Kenny Chesney concert from the upper floors of a Panama City Beach condominium. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama gets a round of golf in with hospital executive Eric Whitaker during the president's vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Mass., in August. Mr. Whitaker, whom he met years ago at Harvard, is one of the president's best friends. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A Red Line train passes through the Farragut North Metro station in Washington. (Associated Press)

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The sun rises over Nantucket Sound as seen from Popponesset Beach in Mashpee, Mass. The sacred rituals of the Wampanoag Indians require an unblocked view of it. They object to the construction of the Cape Wind project, which would obstruct the view. The National Park Service has decided the sound is eligible for protection in the National Register of Historic Places. (Associated Press)

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Next year, the fast-food giants and other restaurant chains will have to supply calorie counts on menus and drive-through signs, thanks to a provision in President Obama's health care reform legislation that even affects vending-machine manufacturers. (*FILE PHOTO*/Associated Press photograph)

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Kate Moss models a leather halter and supershort belted skirt from Todd Oldham's spring 1996 collection. She's being hit for talking about eating light to stay thin. (Associated Press)