A U.S. solider on patrol in the restive northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, on July 27, 2011.

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Edna Ledford Proctor, seated, and family decorate Ledford graves, Cochran Cemetery, Swain Co., NC, June 2, 2007. In today's second hour, host Neal Conan will talk with listeners about how they remember on Memorial Day. Karen Singer Jabbour/ hide caption

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Demonstrators gather in Baghdad's Tahrir Square Friday, despite a curfew and security checkpoints around the square. Jonathan Blakley/NPR hide caption

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