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Terror: War on

French sailors work on the flight deck of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf. Aircraft aboard the French carrier are flying bombing and reconnaissance missions as part of a U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq.

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American citizens rally in Islamabad, Pakistan against drone attacks in Pakistani tribal belt. A group of American anti-war activists are in Pakistan with plans to join a “march” into the country’s tribal belt to protest U.S. drone strikes in the rugged northwest territory. Their presence has energized some Pakistanis, but it also has added to concerns that Islamist militants will target the weekend event.

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Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawwah and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, addresses a news conference with anti-American cleric Sami ul Haq in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Saeed, one of Pakistan's most notorious extremists mocked the United States during a defiant media conference close to the country's military headquarters, a day after the U.S. slapped a $10 million bounty on him.

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Members of Pakistan's anti-terrorist squad patrol in a market of Multan, Pakistan to ensure security during Eid al Fitr shopping. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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*FILE* US soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, secure the area after exiting a Chinoonk helicopter, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, in this Sunday, June 18, 2006 file photo. Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter on Saturday Aug 6, 2011 similar to this one shown during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan commandos, U.S. officials said. It was the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war.

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FILE - In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Lance Cpl Blas Trevino from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines clinches his rosary beads as he is rescued on a medevac helicopter from the US Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment after he got shot in the stomach, outside Sangin, in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan.

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FILE - In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Lance Cpl Blas Trevino from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines shouts out as he is rescued on a Medevac helicopter from the US Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment after he got shot in the stomach, outside Sangin, in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan.

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Abbottabad: A Pakistani woman looks at an army soldier standing guard near the house of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osama bin Laden was killed by a helicopter-borne U.S. military force, in a fortress-like compound on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

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Photo Finish Curious residents crowd Osama’s hideout a day after he was killed

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Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, right, joins hands with Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Jaweed Ludin, center, and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman prior to their joint news conference at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. A day after the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in a U.S. led attack on a safe-house compound in Pakistan, Grossman met for a dialogue with Pakistani top officials. In response to questions from reporters, Grossman emphatically said "Osama bin Laden is dead", calling the late al-Qaida leader an "enemy" of the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan and saying that his death was a good thing.

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A Helicopter carrying US Vice President Joe Biden lands at a forward operating base Airborne, in Maidan Shar, in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, is accompanied by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, as they inspect the guard of honor ahead of their meet in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Local residents look at burning oil tankers carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces, caused by a militant attack near Jamrud, in the Khyber tribal region along the Afghan border. A Pakistani government official says militants have fired rockets at a NATO convoy carrying supplies to Afghanistan, destroying two oil tankers and wounding two people.

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Handout photo issued by the BBC of General Sir David Richards appearing on the Andrew Marr Show. The head of Britain's armed forces has warned that the West can never defeat al-Qaida and other militant Islamic groups, only contain them. Gen. Richards said in interviews with British media that defeating Islamist militancy is "unnecessary and would never be achieved."

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In this handout photo released by Australian Department of Defence, Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard, center, meets members of the 1st Mentoring Task Force during her visit to Multinational Base Tarin Kot in southern Afghanistan.

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