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A NATO soldier aims his weapon during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan, in April. NATO is holding a summit in Chicago this weekend, and discussing the future of the alliance is on the agenda. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Afghanistan is struggling to develop its court system, and public trials are still relatively rare. Here, an Afghan man named Mahmood (standing, right) listens to a court judge during his trial in the western city of Herat on Jan. 24. He had photos of NATO bases in Afghanistan and was sentenced to 16 years for spying for Iran. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadet Orlando Morel reviews a logbook in the generator room aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle on June 23. Morel was 6 years old when he and his mother were rescued by the Coast Guard while leaving Haiti. Morel graduated Wednesday from the academy in New London, Conn. NyxoLyno Cangemi/AP hide caption

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Israeli soldiers stand in front of Palestinian and foreign activists during a demonstration on the 64th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel, at the Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus, West Bank, on Tuesday. APAimages/Rex Features/AP hide caption

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Kotzebue, Alaska, is a remote arctic community of some 3,000 people. Alaska public health official Dr. Michael Cooper says that when he worked here three years ago, he occasionally saw patients with classic symptoms of tuberculosis — but he failed to make the connection. J. Stephen Conn/flickr hide caption

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