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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Clean Power Plan at the White House in Washington Aug. 3, 2015.

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FILE - Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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FILE - European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn of Austria addresses the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, at the EU Parliament in Brussels, September 30, 2014

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Fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gather on a road leading to the al-Anad military and air base in the country's southern province of Lahej Aug. 3, 2015.

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A member of the library restoration staff works on a damaged document at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq, July 28, 2015.

Facing IS Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library

Library houses treasure of ages, including crinkled, yellowing papers holding true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace More



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