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Posted: January 19, 2014 at 3:46 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The war on terror will bear fruit when victims and terrorists are distinguished from each other and the elements of terror are fought against.” Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, who appointed a committee to investigate the Afghan civilian casualties from a Wednesday airstrike in a village north of Kabul

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Holding national flags and portraits of military chief  Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egyptians celebrate the passage of a new constitution after 98.1 percent of voters supported Egypt's military-backed constitution in a two-day election, in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. In the lead up to the vote, police arrested those campaigning for a "no" vote on the referendum, leaving little room for arguing against the document. (AP Photo/El Shorouk Newspaper, Sabry Khaled)  EGYPT OUT

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