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Construction crews work at the site of Palestinian security forces facilities Thursday in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' state-building measures include forming police and security forces to help keep order in the territory. Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soldiers line up in front of Mexico's flag Monday in preparation for bicentennial celebrations in Mexico City. Festivities surrounding the 200th anniversary of Mexico's 1810 independence uprising are being scaled back in some parts of the country due to security concerns amid the wave of drug-related violence. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent casts a shadow below a group of migrants detained in Arizona in 2006. To prosecute everyone caught crossing the border illegally in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector, the sector would need a federal justice system twice the size of the rest of the country's. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Border patrol agents arrest immigrants in 2007 who had recently crossed the border from Mexico into Nogales, Ariz. Federal programs like Operation Streamline put border-crossers without other prior criminal records through the federal court system. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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American actor Sidney Toler played Detective Charlie Chan in 22 films, including The Jade Mask, released in 1945.  He took over the role of the fictional Chinese-American detective from Swedish actor Warner Oland, who played Chan in 15 films. The Kobal Collection/Monogram Pictures hide caption

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"Happy Jiangyin," a wealthy city in China's Jiangsu province, is an award-winning experiment in how to make people happier. It has come up with a list of ingredients it believes add up to happiness. Here, residents sing in one of Jiangyin's many public squares. Gary Sigley hide caption

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Onboard the barge M/B SETB, Maman Annie Mpwebe (left) divides her time between cooking and looking after her newborn baby, Daniel, swaddled against the bright sun in the lap of the friend sitting behind. Jonathan Blakley/NPR hide caption

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