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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Secret White House meetings focus on al-Qaida in North Africa

In this Tuesday, Feb. 21 photo, Kenyan army soldier Nicholas Munyanya, wearing a helmet on which is written in Kiswahili "Tea in Kismayo", referring to a key strategic Somali town then under the control of al-Shabab, checks his ammunition belt near the town of Dhobley, in Somalia.