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About 100 miners from Pennsylvania and West Virginia stand outside the Mine Safety and Health Administration's Morgantown, W.Va., office Oct. 24, 2006, waiting to meet with officials to demand stronger mine safety inspections and regulations. AP hide caption

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A bust of Nobel Prize founder Alfred Nobel, in Stockholm. Nobel, an arms tycoon, wanted his peace prize to honor people who worked toward disarmament. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP hide caption

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Trucks carrying NATO supplies are backed up at Torkham, the main border crossing from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Supply convoys have been blocked since Sept. 30, when NATO helicopters killed Pakistani soldiers in a cross-border attack. A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sept. 1, the first day of this year's renewed peace talks in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani firefighters try to put out fires on oil tanker trucks after militants attacked a NATO convoy near Islamabad. The attackers killed at least three people and set fire to 20 NATO oil tankers on Monday. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian soldiers on Tuesday rebuild a pedestrian bridge that collapsed near the main stadium at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The soldiers were called in amid fears the venues wouldn't be ready on time. Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly Thursday at U.N. headquarters in New York. Stan Honda/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama delivers his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 23, 2009.  One year later, he has a mixed record on foreign policy goals. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.N. General Assembly is debating ways to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the body on Tuesday. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Petraeus: U.S. To Pursue 'More Nuanced' Operations In Kandahar

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left), President Mahmoud Abbas (right) of the Palestinian Authority, and George Mitchell (second right), the U.S. special envoy, at the start of direct peace talks on Sept. 2 in Washington. The next round of talks begins Tuesday at an Egyptian resort. Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A banner bearing writing in English and Arabic reads: "Burning the Koraan — Shame on American." It was on display Friday at a mosque as Iraqis arrived for morning prayers. Khalil al-Murshidi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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