Today in History: March 2

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Charles "Lucky" Luciano, organized crime figure from New York City, answers questions of the press while aboard a train in Rome, March 2, 1951. (AP Photo/Mario Torrisi)

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Infielder Jackie Robinson, of the Brooklyn Dodgers, shown, March 2, 1954, Vero Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Kerlin)

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Texas gubernatorial candidate George W. Bush speaks during a fund-raiser on Wednesday, March 2, 1994 in Dallas. Former President George Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, also attended the $1,000-a-plate dinner but did not join their son on the stage.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, D-NJ, left, New Jersey Governor Jim Florio, center, and President Bill Clinton gesture toward the audience during a presentation at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey Monday, March 2, 1993. President Clinton used the New Jersey school, which has a community service program in place, as a backdrop to promote his national service program. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

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FILE -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, shown in this March 2, 1994 file photo, still divides, but his rousing vision of a million black men marching, heads held high, through the nation's capital has united widely diverse black groups. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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Jack Nicklaus grimaces as he just misses a putt on the 4th green during final round action of the Jackie Gleason Classic in Inverrary, Fla., March 2, 1975. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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News people listen to David Koresh' taped radio address at the roadblock outside the Branch Davidians compound near Waco, Texas on Tuesday, March 2, 1993. (AP Photo/David Breslauer) )

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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, flanked by Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., chairman of the Congressional Hispanic, left, and Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Maryland chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, meets reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington March 2, 1993 after a meeting between the first lady and the caucuses. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

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Michael Jackson, left, and unidentified dancer perform during Wednesday, March 2, 1988 Grammy Awards ceremony at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Jackson, whose album "Thriller" won eight Grammy in 1984, saw his follow-up LP, "Bad," win only one this time around, for best-produced non-classical recording. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Erik N. Holmgren, bulbs, seeds and nursery stock examiner at the U.S. Customs Service Appraisers Stores in New York City, looks over a shipment of turnip and cauliflower seeds from Holland, March 2, 1954. One of his assistants will take a sample to the Department of Agriculture for the germination tests that must be made on all imported seed. Holmgren's hobby, you might guess, is gardening. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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Pop artist Andy Warhol, left, and actress-model Marisa Berenson, right, join Ginger Rogers backstage at the Waldorf Astoria's Empire Room in New York, March 2, 1976. Ms. Rogers opened her show Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)

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John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono speak at a press conference, March 2, 1973, in New York. (AP Photo)

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Ethiopia Haile Selassie at a church ceremony on March 2, 1974. (AP Photo)

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A single dose pill of Valium is displayed on March 2, 1979. Also known by its pharmacuetical name Diazepam, this prescription drug is used for its antianxiety properties. Leo Sternbach was the inventor of a revolutionary new class of tranquilizers that included Valium, one of the first blockbuster "lifestyle" drugs. Sternbach, inventor of valium, died Sept. 28, 2005. He was 97. (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal)

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Patricia Hearst rides in a U.S. Marshal's car for the return to the San Mateo County Jail after another day in court in San Francisco on bank robbery charges, March 2, 1976. Seated beside Miss Hearst is Deputy Marshal Janey Jimenez. (AP Photo)

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Brake parachute blossoms from tail of the supersonic Concorde airliner as it rolls down runway at the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, March 2, 1969 after a 27-minute maiden test flight. Flight was described as perfect by test pilot Andre Turcat. The plane was the joint product of the British Aircraft Corp., and Sud-Aviation France. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth)

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Actor Todd Bridges sits in a courtroom, as municipal court judge David Horowitz sets his bail for $2 million, Thursday, March 2, 1989, Los Angeles, Calif. Bridges is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man five times at a south-central Los Angeles rock cocaine house. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Supplies are dropped into Khe Sanh from big C-130 cargo planes, March 2, 1968. All but ammunition and men are dropped into the Marine base in this way, since the airfield is subject to constant enemy harassment. The North Vietnamese have isolated the base for the last two months and all resupply must be made by air. In the foreground are pallets of supplies received earlier by parachute. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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U.S. Marines disembarking a helicopter in Vietnam on March 2, 1968, during a lull in the regular rocket and artillery barrage which hit the area. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., says he confident he will get strong support his plan to raise an army of the poor a camp at the Nation’s Capital, March 2, 1968. He plans to camp with the poor in Washington in April for at least two weeks, demanding action by congress to provide jobs or income for the poor. (AP Photo)

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John Bartlow Martin, new U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic, talks with President John F. Kennedy at the White House, March 2, 1962. Martin, of Highland Park, Ill., conferred with the president before leaving for the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/John Rous)

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Actress Joan Crawford, left, poses with Mary G. Roebling, chairwoman of the bord, Trenton Trust Co., after Mrs Crawford received the first USO of New York City's "Woman of the Year" award, at the Plaza Hotel in New York, USA, March 2, 1965. (AP Photo)

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The sound of applause has been heard by Julie Andrews ever since her American debut in New York less than 10 years ago. Here she tunes her guitar on the set of ?The Sound of Music,? her third film, Feb. 1, 1965. Her first two, ?Mary Poppins? and ?The Americanization of Emily,? both hits, turned the stage star of ?My Fair Lady? into Hollywood?s hottest star. (AP Photo)

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With never failing enthusiasm through the long day, Carol Channing, Eileen Brennan and Sondra Lee (left to right) sing "Motherhood" during the "Hello Dolly" cast recording in New York, March 2, 1964. Sondra, 4 feet 10, had to stand on a box to balance her voice with that of tall Carol at the mike. They had to do the song twice, under prompting from director Gower Champion, to get an recording. (AP Photo)

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Brig. Gen. George Golston, commander of National Guard units at Cambridge, Md., and Secretary of State Lloyd L. Simpkins, right, of Princess Anne, watch early arrivals demonstrate outside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., in a campaign for a statewide public accommodations law, March 2, 1964. (AP Photo/William A. Smith)

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Wives of NASA astronauts, and other women close to the spacemen, pose at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, March 2, 1962, New York. Seated in front, from left, are Nancy Lowe; secretary to the astronauts, Teresa Glenn, mother of Lt. Col. John Glenn, who made first orbital flight for U.S., and Mrs. Mariwade Douglas, wife of Dr. William Douglas, flight surgeon to the spacemen. Standing, left to right are: Louise Shepard, Rene Carpenter, Jo Schirra, Margie Slayton, Annie Glenn, Betty Grissom, and Trudy Cooper. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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President John F. Kennedy, speaks from his White House office in Washington, March 2, 1962, as he announces that the United States will resume nuclear tests in the air by late April unless a fully effective test ban treaty is reached with the Soviet Union by then. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

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Max Ernst is shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on March 2, 1961. (AP Photo/Ruben Goldberg)

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New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris, obtained from Kansas City, took his first batting practice in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 2, 1960. (AP Photo)

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Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors holds a sign reading "100" in the dressing room in Hershey, Pa., after he scored 100 points as the Warriors defeated the New York Knickerbockers 169-147, March 2, 1962. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis)

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A violent earthquake has destroyed mostly all the southern Moroccan port of Agadir, March 2, 1960. Building and houses have collapsed and first reports say that several thousands of persons have been killed or wounded. Here is a 2CV-Citroen car under a collapsed house in Agadir, Morocco. (AP Photo)

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower waves from open car as his motorcade leaves airport after arrival in Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2, 1960. A student demonstration broke out just as the presidential motorcade was passing the University of Montevideo. Firemen used high pressure hoses to break up the demonstration. (AP Photo)

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Famed Rock 'n' Roll musician and military man Sgt. Elvis Presley, carries official papers as he boards a plane at Rhine-Main airbase in Frankfurt/Main, Germany on March 2, 1960. Presley is en route to McGuire air force base, N.J., where he is slated to be discharged from the Army. (AP Photo)

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Willie Mays, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, throws his bat in disgust after striking out in the Giants intra-squad game on March 2, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona. Jumping away from the bat is catcher Bob Schmidt. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)

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John Gordon Spalding, hypnotist and lecturer on hypnotism, puts a young woman into a trance, March 2, 1956. Interest in hypnotism is spreading throughout the country as the result of publication of “The Search for Bridey Murphy.” Professional psychologists and psychiatrists are disturbed by reports growing experimentation in hypnotism by amateurs. They feel that hypnosis is too explosive to be treated as a parlor game. (AP Photo/Hans von Nolde)

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U.S. American actor and singer Eddie Constantine, front, is followed by Peter Ustinov riding their horses, February 27, 1957, at the track of the Hiver Circus, Paris, France, practicing for their equestrian parade performance here March 2. (AP Photo/Babout)

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New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly answers questions about the World Trade Center Explosion, March 2, 1993. (AP Photo)

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A pro-Mossadegh crowd erect portraits of the Iranian premier on the gate of the Parliament building in Tehran as demonstrations for and against the premier continued, March 2, 1953. (AP Photo)

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Raymond Martinez Fernandez sits on a cot reading a magazine in his jail cell at Grand Rapids, Mich., March 2, 1949, as legal authorities of Michigan and New York State conferred on the possibility of seeking to extradite him to New York. Fernandez and Martha Beck are charged with two murders in Michigan in connection with a "Lonely Hearts" racket. However, authorities say the pair has admitted a third slaying in New York. (AP Photo)

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Princess Elizabeth, carrying a bouquet of flowers, visits a hotel for colonial students of Edinburgh University in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 2, 1949. The Princess remarked that she was pleased to learn the University had several hundred students from the commonwealth and foreign countries. During her visit the university, Princess Elizabeth received an honorary degree. (AP Photo)

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Queen Elizabeth fondles a puppy during her visit to the ideal home exhibition at Olympia, London, on March 2, 1948 with Princess Margaret Rose (right), and King George VI (partially hidden by the princess). Woman at left is unidentified. (AP Photo)

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Drama critic Theophilus Lewis shown at his home in New York on March 2, 1948. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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News Photographers and reporters descend pell-mell on to the estate of Col. Charles Lindbergh when news was flashed that their 20-month-old son, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., had been kidnapped from their home in Hopewell, N.J., March 2, 1932. Photographers snap photos of pictures of the Lindbergh baby that were set up on a shutter of the home. Their photos were given out to the world at a time when everyone waited for a clue of the child's whereabouts. (AP Photo)

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Pope Pius XII appears behind microphones during a radio broadcast from the Vatican in Nov. 1947. The Pope commended the American people for their eifforts to save food for war-torn Europe. (AP Photo/Luigi Felici)

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Dr. Samuel Green, center, Georgia Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, in opposing President Truman's Civil Rights Program, speaks at a Klan demonstration in Wrightsville, Ga., March 2, 1948. In his speech, Dr. Green said, "If Negroes are given a place at the side of white men through federal bayonets, blood will flow in the streets of the south." (AP Photo/Horace W. Cort)

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A landing craft packed with helmeted U.S. Marines, accompanied by U.S. Coast Guard, approaches the shore of an island in the Kwajalein Atoll during the American invasion of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific on March 2, 1944 during World War II. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

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Ingrid Bergman arrives with film producer David O. Selznick at Grauman's Chinese Theater for the 16th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, Ca., March 2, 1944. Bergman is nominated for best actress for her role in "For Whom the Bell Tolls." (AP Photo)

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Hatless congressmen, some with their collars turned up, and spectators leave the Capitol building for shelters in other nearby buildings during an air raid test in Washington, March 2, 1943. (AP Photo/Robert Clover)

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Soong May-Ling, or Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, wife of China?s Generalissimo, receives a hearty greeting from Wendell L. Willkie as she takes her seat on the platform in Madison Square Garden in New York, March 2, 1943 when thousands of New Yorkers gathered for a public welcome to China?s first lady. Willkie met Madame Chiang and her husband in Chungking during hisrecent visit. Seated between them is John D. Rockefeller, Jr., committee chairman for the affair. (AP Photo)

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Prisoners of the Dutch Labor Corps work in chain gang fashion under a Nazi foreman in a forced labor camp in the Netherlands, March 2, 1944 during World War II. (AP Photo)

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Four “wind-blown taxis” cruising along in Biscayne Bay carrying golfer passengers to the island course in Miami Beach, Florida on March 2, 1943. It saves gas, and everybody’s happy. (AP Photo)

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Massed batteries of anti-aircraft guns send up a curtain of fire (tracers) to protect an allied base in Algiers against axis planes in a surprise raid on March 2, 1943. (AP Photo/Pool)

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U.S., Fliers at an air base in Tunisia, March 2, 1943 are very proud of this, the main decoration to their “landscaping”. It’s the skeleton wreck of a German plane. The Yanks over there like to have their pictures made in the wreck, as pictured above. (AP Photo)

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Here are some of a dozen Japanese people taken into custody by police March 2, 1942 in a raid on a 23rd street inn where they lived in New York City. An investigator said several had not registered under the Enemy Alien Law. (AP Photo)

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Broadway theater actress Tallulah Bankhead smiles as she autographs a copy of the book "America Goes to War" for recipient Joe Sharkey, on March 2, 1943, at a New York City department store. Funds from the sale of the book, a collection of President Roosevelt's messages since the U.S. entered World War II, will be used by the American Theater Wing to maintain stage door canteens for U.S. Army servicemen. (AP Photo)

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Australian forces lining up on the deck of a transport before disembarking in Singapore on March 2, 1941, where they were sent to strengthen the British forces there in view of the prevailing unrest in the Pacific. (AP Photo)

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Mahatma Gandhi takes part in the formal opening of a cattle farm in connection with the meeting of the fifty-first Indian National Congress at Haripura, March 2, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Wearing bandages on his neck, South Vietnamese legislator Tran Ngoc Chau arrives for a re-trial in Saigon, March 2, 1970. A military tribunal tried him in absentia last week for pro-Communist activities and sentenced him to 20 years of hard labor. (AP Photo/Mark Godfrey)

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Columnist and author Heywood Broun, carrying sign, representing the American Newspaper Guild, leads a picket line of striking reporters and other editorial employees of the Wisconsin News in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2, 1936. Left to right are: Bill Davy, national guild organizer; Jonathan Eddy, national executive scretary of the guild and Heywood Broun. (AP Photo)

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This remarkable action shot shows driver Bobby Sall of Patterson, N.J., being hurtled to the Daytona Beach sands as his racing roadster does a bit of acrobatics not on the program in a test run for the 250-mile stock car race to begin here. The car turned over two or three times. Sall was knocked unconscious but uninjured March 2, 1936. (AP Photo)

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A disabled youngster, Edgar Rosenbloom, is shown at spring training camp in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 2, 1932 with New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig, who autographed a ball for him.(AP Photo)

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Oliver Wendell Holmes famous member of the United States Supreme Court, who celebrates his 90th., birthday on Sunday, March 8. Mr. Holmes in the Library of Washington D.C. home on March 2, 1931. (AP Photo)

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Aviator Amelia Erhart shares a moment with U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 1935. (AP Photo)

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American racing car driver Frank Lockhart, with his car Stutz Black Hawk, at Daytona Beach, Florida, March 2, 1928, when he made an attempt on the land world speed record. (AP Photo)

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The coffin of the Italian military leader Marshal Armando Diaz, lays beside the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Rome, Italy, March 2, 1928. Many military and political leaders escorted the coffin through the streets of Rome. (AP Photo)

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165th Infantry and 165th Machine Gun Company, 1st Battalion entering trenches in Croismare, France on March 2, 1918. (AP Photo)

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During his goodwill flight over Central America and the West Indies, Colonel Charles Lindbergh flies along the Panama Canal, March 2, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Professional golf champion Walter Hagen, right, shakes hands with his opponent Gene Sarazen, after defeating him in their 72-hole match at St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 2, 1927. (AP Photo)

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A Venezuelan National Guardsman stands amid some 200 suspected looters in Caracas, Wednesday, March 2, 1989. It was the third day of violence triggered by escalating prices and inflation. (AP Photo/John Hopper)

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Second round action of WBA World Championship fight in Panama, March 2, 1975 where Roberto Duran of Panama retained his lightweight title by knocking out Ray Lampkin of Portland Oregon. Duran at right. (AP Photo)

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An officer from the U.S. Army 1st Armored Calvary Division orders his men to pull back to their base from the site of several explosions in front of a shrine in Baghdad Tuesday, March 2, 2004. Scores of people were killed in the explosions and many others wounded as the Shiites marked the final day of Ashoura, the ten day morning of important Shiite saint Imam Hussein. The army soldiers were attacked by a stone-throwing mob while trying to aid civilians injured in the blasts.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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