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Ramadon Aliah, a 37-year-old Libyan freedom fighter wounded in Misrata, Libya lies in his bed talking with a translator at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, Mass., in November. Of the 22 Libyans who came to Spaulding in late October, 16 are still there and the rest are expected to be discharged by February. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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A Kemp's ridley sea turtle like this one traveled 4,600 miles across the Atlantic ocean in 2008. After being rehabilitated in Portugal, it is being reintroduced into its native Gulf of Mexico waters on Tuesday. US EPA via flickr hide caption

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Alan Heathcock teaches fiction writing at Boise State University, and is a literature fellow for the state of Idaho. R. Heathcock hide caption

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