Iraqi President Saddam Hussein cuts his birthday cake on April 28, 1996. Iraq has hundreds, maybe thousands, of men named after the former dictator. The name is so hated now that a group of Saddam Husseins is petitioning to change their names en masse. AP Photo / Iraqi News Agency, Pool hide caption

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Cargo planes sit on the tarmac of Dubai airport Saturday, the day after a parcel bomb was intercepted in Dubai on a cargo plane originating from Yemen. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gal Beckerman is the author of When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Security is in evidence at Duesseldorf International Airport in Germany on Saturday. Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff (center) campaigns in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, alongside outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Pedro Vilela/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Private security contractors guard a part of a route as NATO supply trucks drive past in the province of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul. Intense negotiations continued between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the international community over the Afghan government's deadline for ridding the nation of private security guards. Rahmatullah Naikzad/AP hide caption

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