Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, here in Milan, Mich., was charged in federal court in December with trying to detonate an explosive device on a Dec. 25 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. U.S. Marshals Service/AP hide caption

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The religious school where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab studied the Quran. The school was named after Abdulmutallab's grandparents and financed by his father, a respected and wealthy banker. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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An oil exploration tower is pictured in Tonya on the shore of Lake Albert on April 25, 2008. Walter Astrada/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The ring-tailed lemur is one of many pint-sized creatures on the island of Madagascar. Scientists have long noted that despite the great diversity of fauna on the island, there are few large beasts, like the lions and elephants found on mainland Africa. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, here in Milan, Mich., was charged in federal court Dec. 28, 2009, with trying to detonate an explosive device on a Dec. 25 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. U.S. Marshals Service/AP hide caption

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Members of the Uganda National Pastors Task Force Against Homosexuality demonstrate in front of the Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, in December. Stephen Wandera/AP hide caption

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