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Haitians sit  in front of the fence surrounding the crumbling presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in August. Nine months have passed since a devastating earthquake killed more than 200,000 people, left 1.5 million homeless and destroyed much of the capital. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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In 2003, Samir Khan launched a popular al-Qaida website from the basement of his parents' home in Charlotte, N.C. Today, he is believed to be behind an English-language al-Qaida magazine that reads like a glossy American publication -- except its topic is terrorism. Screen grab via YouTube/WJZY/WBTV hide caption

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National police at the Polish port of Gydnia protect shipping containers of highly enriched uranium en route to Siberia. The trip from Poland to Russia took two weeks, and the bomb-grade material arrived by train from Warsaw under heavy security. National Nuclear Security Administration hide caption

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Adnan Shukrijumah, shown here in undated photos from an FBI alert issued in March 2003, is believed to be the highest-ranking American in al-Qaida. He grew up in Florida and poses a new challenge to law enforcement: a terrorist who is not only familiar with the United States but deeply understands it. FBI/Getty Images hide caption

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Dibby Johnson (left) with colleagues Justin Pinder and Dominique Hodo at EchoDitto, one of two of Johnson's current consulting jobs. Courtesy of Dibby Johnson hide caption

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African Union troops are trying to bring stability to war-ravaged Somalia. They are locked in battle with al-Shabab, Islamist militants who claim ties with al-Qaida. Here, militiamen in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, ride in a "technical" -- a pickup truck outfitted with weapons. This militia supports the African Union and local government troops. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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