Militants attacked Algeria's In Amenas gas field last week. Thirty-seven foreigners, including three Americans, were killed in the subsequent raid by Algerian security forces. BP/AP hide caption

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A photo from Aug. 15, 2012, supplied by the Institute for Science and International Security, shows buildings at the Parchin military base south of Tehran, Iran, shrouded in pink tarps. It's believed to be an effort to stop the U.N nuclear agency from monitoring the site, which is suspected of being used for secret work on atomic weapons. ISIS/AP hide caption

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John Brennan speaks in the East Room of the White House on Monday, after President Obama announced his nomination of Brennan to run the CIA. Obama also announced his choice of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (left) to head the Department of Defense. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This monitor screen image shows a graphic of the orbit of the satellite carried by the Unha-3 rocket, which North Korea launched this week. The image is from the Korean Central News Agency, distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service. AP hide caption

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The National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2030 report predicts that by the year 2030, a majority of the world's population will be out of poverty. iStockphoto hide caption

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French President Francois Hollande (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Nov. 22 as part of a European budget summit. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Night falls on a Syrian rebel-controlled area on Thursday, the same day an Internet blackout struck the country. The cause is still unclear, but many claim the Syrian government was responsible. Narciso Contreras/AP hide caption

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An Israeli missile is launched from the Iron Dome defense system, designed to intercept incoming rockets. This missile was fired from the southern Israeli city of Ashdod in response to a rocket launched from the nearby Palestinian Gaza Strip on Nov. 18. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Benghazi Friday, Rep. Peter King said he felt U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's comments after the attack may have been sanitized. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Marine patrol walks across the charred oil landscape near a burning well near Kuwait City in March 1991. Concerns about oil supply were at play when the U.S. and its allies intervened during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. But American policy is changing now that Mideast oil imports to the U.S. are declining. John Gaps III/AP hide caption

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