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Earthquake survivors receive medical treatment Wednesday at a hospital in Padang Panjang in West Sumatra after a 7.6 magnitude temblor rocked western Indonesia. Tundra Laksamana/AP hide caption

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President Obama meets with Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the new U.S. Commander for Afghanistan, in the Oval Office May 19, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images hide caption

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People walk among a scene of devastation following a powerful quake, in Pago Pago village, on American Samoa Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Ausage Fausi/ via AP hide caption

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