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Names and faces

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 3:25 a.m.

This image released by NBC shows James Spader as Raymond Reddington in a scene from "The Blacklist." NBC is promoting the September return of its hit drama series "The Blacklist" with heavy promotional spots and ads distributed through TV, print, billboards and online. (AP Photo/NBC, Eric Liebowitz)

This image released by NBC shows James Spader as Raymond Reddington in a scene from "The Blacklist." NBC is promoting the September return of its hit drama series "The Blacklist" with heavy promotional spots and ads distributed through TV, print, billboards and online. (AP Photo/NBC, Eric Liebowitz)

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