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A Babylonian clay foundation cone, ca. 2100 BC, is displayed at the Iraqi Ministry of foreign Affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. Hundreds of Iraqi artifacts looted from museums and archaeological sites across the country have been returned to Iraq. The display is part of Iraqi efforts to repatriate its looted cultural heritage. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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In this image made from television, Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul-Qadir al-Ubaidi (center), accompanied by soldiers, inspects the site of a suicide bombing at a military headquarters in Baghdad on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/APTN)

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** FILE ** In a Monday, July 21, 2008, file photo, Blackwater Worldwide's headquarters is seen in Moyock, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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This 2005 photo released by the White family on May 27, 2010, shows Marine and Iraq war veteran Andrew White of Cross Lanes, W. Va., in Iraq. White died at his family home in his sleep on Feb. 12, 2008, while taking a powerful antipsychotic prescribed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/The White Family) NO SALES.

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** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden (second from left) meets in Baghdad on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, with (from left) Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the outgoing U.S. commander in Iraq; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey; Marine Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command; and Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin, the incoming commander of U.S. forces in Iraq. The change of command ceremony was held Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) stands with Purple Heart recipient Spc. Shawn Mason of New Cumberland, Pa., as the secretary visits with troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Camp Ramadi in Iraq on Wednesday. Mr. Gates is in Iraq to meet with U.S. troops as they formally close down their combat mission. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama says from the Oval Office on Tuesday night that U.S. combat operations in Iraq are over. He warns, however, that violence and political turmoil continue to plague the Mideast nation, so America's mission there isn't complete.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama will meet Tuesday with soldiers at Fort Bliss in Texas, hours before he delivers a prime-time speech from the Oval Office to mark the departure of U.S. combat troops from Iraq.

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) speaks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari (center) and Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (right), the top U.S. commander in Iraq, in Baghdad on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Mr. Biden returned to Iraq to mark this week's formal end to U.S. combat operations and to push the country's leaders to end a six-month postelection stalemate blocking the formation of a new government. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin lead an Iraq war "teach-in" Sunday in Washington seeking accountability for the U.S. role in the war and any torture.

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"There is a mountain of mistrust" in Iraq, says recently departed U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill. As U.S. troops leave, diplomats must deal with major challenges while working to prevent civil war. (Associated Press)

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An Iraqi policeman walks past a destroyed car at the site of a bombing in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. A string of attacks targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday left several people dead and scores wounded, police and hospital officials said the day after the number of American soldiers in the country fell bellow 50,000.(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

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An Iraqi policeman stands in the ruins of a collapsed building after a bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. A string of attacks targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday left several people dead and scores wounded, police and hospital officials said the day after the number of American soldiers in the country fell bellow 50,000. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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In this June 7, 2009, file photo originally released by the USO, comedian Stephen Colbert, from the Comedy Central television program, "The Colbert Report," us shown during a taping the first of four shows in front of U.S. soldiers at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. COLBERT will broadcast two special episodes of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" to celebrate the end of combat operations in Iraq and to honor returning troops.(AP Photo/USO, Steve Manuel, file)

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The last in a convoy of U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles leave Iraq at the Khabari border crossing into Kuwait, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Thompson (left) and Lt. Col. Nate Flegler wave to one of the last Stryker armored vehicles to leave Iraq.

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Soldiers keep watch as members of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division depart from Iraq. Some 50,000 will stay in Iraq another year in a noncombat role.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Thompson, left, and Lt. Col. Nate Flegler, right, wave to one of the last Stryker armored vehicles to leave Iraq as it crosses the border into Kuwait at the Khabari border crossing, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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U.S. Army Spc. Luisito Brooks gives a thumbs-up to the last Stryker armored vehicle of the 4th Brigade to leave Iraq, as it crosses the border into Kuwait at the Khabari border crossing, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. The U.S. Army's 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is the last combat brigade to leave Iraq as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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