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NPR's Guy Raz reports from Hamburg, Germany, where investigators are focusing on a suspected terrorist cell believed to have played a key role in the terror attacks on the United States. Some of the alleged hijackers lived in the city. German counter-terrorism experts point out their country is an easy place for terrorists to operate. It has a liberal asylum policy and extensive privacy protections. And law enforcement officers work at the state, rather than federal level, making coordination difficult.