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Ten Years Of Guantanamo

The infamous detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, marks its 10th anniversary on January 11. Almost 800 suspects have been held at Guantanamo over the last decade. Currently, 171 prisoners are housed there, including 12 original inmates. Many are expected to mark the anniversary with sit-ins, banners, and a refusal of meals.

A watch tower at Guantanamo Bay
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A watch tower at Guantanamo Bay

Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the eyes of U.S. military police at Guantanamo Bay in this photograph, released in January 2002.
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Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the eyes of U.S. military police at Guantanamo Bay in this photograph, released in January 2002.

A U.S. soldier stands guard as another does a cell check in Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay in October 2007.
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A U.S. soldier stands guard as another does a cell check in Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay in October 2007.

A set of typical detainee restraints
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A set of typical detainee restraints

Detainees sit together inside Camp 6 at Guantanamo Bay.
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Detainees sit together inside Camp 6 at Guantanamo Bay.

Handcuffs hang in Camp 6, a high-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
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Handcuffs hang in Camp 6, a high-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

A detainee's feet are shackled to the floor as he attends a "Life Skills" class inside the high-security Camp 6 at Guantanamo Bay.
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A detainee's feet are shackled to the floor as he attends a "Life Skills" class inside the high-security Camp 6 at Guantanamo Bay.

Guards escort a detainee to a medical facility at Guantanamo Bay.
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Guards escort a detainee to a medical facility at Guantanamo Bay.

A U.S. soldier walks through a cell block in Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay.
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A U.S. soldier walks through a cell block in Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay.

U.S. guards talk to a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.
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U.S. guards talk to a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

U.S. soldiers stand guard in a cell block in Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay.
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U.S. soldiers stand guard in a cell block in Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay.

A group of detainees kneels during an early morning Islamic prayer at Guantanamo Bay.
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A group of detainees kneels during an early morning Islamic prayer at Guantanamo Bay.

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the second of three executive orders to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility at the White House on January 22, 2009. Obama has backed down on his pledge to close the facility, but no new prisoners have been brought
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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the second of three executive orders to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility at the White House on January 22, 2009. Obama has backed down on his pledge to close the facility, but no new prisoners have been brought

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