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An Iraqi protester stands flashing the victory gesture outside the burning headquarters of the Iranian Consulate in Basra on Sept. 7. Haidar Mohammed Ali /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses a news conference last month at the presidential palace in the capital, Kabul, where the government was hosting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Kim Yong Chol, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of Kim Jong Un's closest aides (second from right) and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sit across from one another before the start of a meeting on Thursday in New York Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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People watch a TV news report in Seoul, South Korea, on May 3, as the screen shows portraits of three Americans detained in North Korea: Kim Dong Chul (left) Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song (right). Three American prisoners in North Korea were released into U.S. custody on Wednesday, according to President Trump. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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