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Islamic State: Lebanon's own hostage crisis mirrors Western predicament

Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, both targets of US-led airstrikes in Syria, are holding more than 21 Lebanese police and soldiers. Three have already been killed, and the government is under fire from captives' relatives.

 
 
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September 23, 2014

Photos of the day 09/23

Workers prepare to lift 'Unconditional Surrender,' a 25-foot cast-bronze sculpture of a sailor and a nurse, outside the Caen Memorial in Normandy, France. The sculpture, by Seward Johnson, is based on a US Navy photographer’s black-and-white snapshot taken on Aug. 15, 1945.

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