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In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Iraqis look at books on al-Mutanabi Street, home to the city's book market in central Baghdad. One afternoon this month, Islamic State militants arrived at the Central Library of the northern city of Mosul in a non-combat mission. They broke the locks that kept the two-story building closed since the extremists overran the city in mid last year, loading some 2,000 books included children stories, poetry, philosophy, sports, health and cultural and scientific publications into six pickup trucks and leaving behind only the Islamic religious ones. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Iraqis look at books on al-Mutanabi Street, home to the city's book market in central Baghdad. One afternoon this month,...
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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren waves their national flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort...
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Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Arnulfo Burgos Jr. shows a picture of Malaysian national Zulkipli bin Hir also known as Marwan, a known leader of the regional terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah during a press conference Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Philippines. The military said it killed three leaders of the al-Qaida -linked terrorist groups, Umbra Jumdail also known as Dr. Abu of the Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah leaders Malaysian national Zulkipli bin Hir  and Singaporean Abdullah Ali also known as Muawiyah, in a U.S.-backed, dawn airstrike in one of the most significant successes against terrorism in Southeast Asia in recent years. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Arnulfo Burgos Jr. shows a picture of Malaysian national Zulkipli bin Hir also known as Marwan, a known leader of...
In this Jan. 28, 2015 photo, a man walks by a screen showing TV news reports of a YouTube posted by a militant group on Jan. 27, purportedly showing a still photo of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, in Tokyo. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy. The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were still unknown Saturday, Jan. 31 after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap lapsed with no further messages from the Islamic State group holding them captive. A second Japanese hostage has reportedly been killed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this Jan. 28, 2015 photo, a man walks by a screen showing TV news reports of a YouTube posted by a militant group on Jan. 27, purportedly showing a still photo...
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Snoop Dogg is seen at the 2015 DIRECTV Super Fan Fest on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
Snoop Dogg is seen at the 2015 DIRECTV Super Fan Fest on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
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Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche poses for a portrait during NHL hockey media day Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche poses for a portrait during NHL hockey media day Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New...
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Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan....
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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, uses his glove to cover the puck as he falls to the ice after stopping a shot against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, of Russia, uses his glove to cover the puck as he falls to the ice after stopping a shot against the Nashville...
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