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U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment and the Afghan National Army provide cover as they move out of a dangerous area after taking enemy sniper fire during a security patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, in November 2010. During its seven-month deployment, the 3/5 sustained the highest casualty rate of any Marine unit during the Afghan war, losing 25 men.

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Lt. Col. Jason Morris pays his respects at a memorial service in Sangin, Afghanistan, on Nov. 26, 2010, for three Marines who were killed: Lance Cpl. Brandon Pearson, Lance Cpl. Matthew Broehm and 1st Lt. Robert Kelly. Morris commanded a battalion in volatile Helmand province that suffered the highest casualty rate of any Marine unit in the Afghanistan War.

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Residents wade along a flooded street on the outskirts of Bangkok on Thursday. Clambering aboard bamboo rafts and army trucks, residents fled their homes as high waters moved closer to the heart of the city.

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Occupy Wall Street participants demonstrate in front of the New York Stock Exchange in September. The group's press team says the point of the protests is to address the public and not CEOs, whose headquarters have left Wall Street.

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A sign for Wall Street is seen before the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Though banks have recovered slightly since the 2008 financial crisis, the echoes of the crisis still resonate in a struggling U.S. economy.

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Luoisiana Harris, 7, marches with Occupy Wall Street protesters from their base in Zuccotti Park toward Washington Square last Saturday. Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party share some similar concerns.

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