The South Vietnamese fleet follows the USS Kirk to Subic Bay in the Philippines. The Kirk's final mission at the end of the Vietnam War was to bring the remnants of the South's navy to safety in the Philippines. Hugh Doyle hide caption

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On April 29, 1975, as Saigon was falling to Communist North Vietnamese forces, a small U.S. Navy destroyer escort ship, the USS Kirk, played a dramatic but almost forgotten role in rescuing up to 30,000 South Vietnamese. Here, a member of the USS Kirk's crew tends to a Vietnamese baby. Hugh Doyle hide caption

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Thousands of Israeli supporters mark Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's fifth birthday in captivity in the Gaza Strip on Saturday at a rally outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem. Shalit was captured by Hamas-allied militants in 2006, when he was 19. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Job seekers speak with recruiters during a career fair sponsored at Malcolm X College in Chicago this summer. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama denounces an attack on Israeli settlers as he stands beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. Netanyahu said the attack will not derail direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Ron Sachs/Getty Images hide caption

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Sept. 27, 1994: Then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich and other Republicans unveil their "Contract with America" at a Capitol Hill rally. John Duricka/AP hide caption

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Cars leaving Ocracoke Island on a ferry arrive in Hatteras, N.C., on Wednesday. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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