Airport security Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/15/2012 7:30:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger addresses the third annual Washington Ideas Forum at the Newseum in Washington. The 88-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was stopped again for screening Friday, May 11, 2012 as he passed security at New York's LaGuardia Airport on his way to Toronto. But the elder statesman released a statement Tuesday, saying it's "not unusual" for him to be patted down during airport security screening. He said he wears a brace on his foot and cannot remove his shoes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 3:10:48 AM EST
    A traveler passing through a security check point holds his Ziploc bag at Portland International Airport Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) 
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 3:10:45 AM EST
    This April 30, 2012, photo shows a traveler passing through a security check point at Portland International Airport, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 9:45:46 PM EST
    FILE - This undated file photo released Oct. 31, 2010 by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior, purports to show Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. Al-Asiri constructed the first underwear bomb and two others that al-Qaida built into printer cartridges and shipped to the U.S. on cargo planes in 2010. U.S. bomb experts are picking apart a sophisticated new al-Qaida improvised explosive device, a top Obama administration counterterrorism official said Tuesday, to determine if it could have slipped past airport security and taken down a commercial airplane. (AP Photo/Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior, File)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 9:45:46 PM EST
    This April 30, 2012, photo shows a traveler passing through a security check point at Portland International Airport, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 9:45:46 PM EST
    This April 30, 2012, photo shows travelers passing through the security check point at Portland International Airport, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 2:10:46 AM EST
    A traveler passes through a scanner during a security check at Portland International Airport Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) 
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 2:10:46 AM EST
    This April 30, 2012, photo shows a traveler passing through a security check point at Portland International Airport, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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    Posted: 5/8/2012 6:20:47 PM EST
    In this April 30, 2012, photo shows travelers passing through the security check point at Portland International Airport, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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    Posted: 5/8/2012 4:30:54 PM EST
    A Transportation Security Administration agent looks over a license at a security check point in the Portland International Airport Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Airport security procedures, with their intrusive pat downs and body scans, don?t need to be toughened despite the discovery of a new al-Qaida airline bomb plot using more sophisticated technology than an earlier attempt, congressional and security officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) 
  •  - File photo of TSA workers carrying out security checks at Denver International Airport, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in Denver

    File photo of TSA workers carrying out security checks at Denver International Airport, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in Denver

    Posted: 5/8/2012 11:44:52 AM EST
    Transportation Security Agency (TSA) workers carry out security checks at Denver International Airport, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in Denver November 24, 2010. The Obama administration said May 7, 2012 that Middle East authorities had seized an improved underwear bomb within the last 10 days that they said shows al Qaeda's determination to build bombs that can pass through airport security systems. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files. (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)
  •  - File photo of a Transportation Security Administration worker watching a traveler standing in a backscatter scanner at Denver International Airport

    File photo of a Transportation Security Administration worker watching a traveler standing in a backscatter scanner at Denver International Airport

    Posted: 5/8/2012 11:43:57 AM EST
    A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker (bottom) watches a traveler standing in a backscatter scanner at Denver International Airport in Denver in this November 23, 2010 file photo. The Obama administration said May 7, 2012 that Middle East authorities had seized an improved underwear bomb within the last 10 days that they said shows al Qaeda's determination to build bombs that can pass through airport security systems. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files. (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)
  •  - File photo of a traveler walking through a metal detector at a security check point in John F. Kennedy Airport in New York

    File photo of a traveler walking through a metal detector at a security check point in John F. Kennedy Airport in New York

    Posted: 5/8/2012 11:42:21 AM EST
    A traveler walks through a metal detector at a security check point in John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in this February 29, 2012 file photo. The Obama administration said May 7, 2012 that Middle East authorities had seized an improved underwear bomb within the last 10 days that they said shows al Qaeda's determination to build bombs that can pass through airport security systems. Picture taken February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT)
  •  - Airport security surround the repaired Qantas A380 jet during a media tour on the tarmac of Singapore's Changi Airport

    Airport security surround the repaired Qantas A380 jet during a media tour on the tarmac of Singapore's Changi Airport

    Posted: 4/21/2012 3:12:35 AM EST
    Airport security surround the repaired Qantas A380 VH-OQA passenger jet during a media tour on the tarmac of Singapore's Changi Airport April 21, 2012. One of the four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines of the aircraft suffered a mid-air engine explosion in November 2010 shortly after takeoff from Singapore. After a A$139 million ($143.72 million) repair bill, 90,000 production hours and 18 months later, Qantas will fly the plane, named after Australia's aviation pioneer Nancy Bird-Walton, to Sydney from Singapore on Saturday evening. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
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    Posted: 4/18/2012 10:30:46 PM EST
    In this photo released by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office shows John E. Brennan. Port of Portland police say Brennan, 49, stripped naked at Portland International Airport as a protest against airport security screeners. The incident report said John E. Brennan's actions Tuesday evening caused some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes while others looked, laughed and took photos. Police say the Portland man was arrested for investigation of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. The Oregonian reports the Port of Portland summary said Brennan "disrobed completely naked" while going through a security screening area. He later told authorities he flies often and "disrobed as a form of protest against TSA (Transportation Security Administration) screeners he felt were harassing him." He missed his flight to San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office) ___
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    Posted: 4/18/2012 10:30:46 PM EST
    John E. Brennan poses for a photo at his Portland, Ore., home Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Port of Portland police say Brennan, 49, stripped naked at Portland International Airport Tuesday as a protest against airport security screeners. The incident report said Brennan's actions Tuesday evening caused some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes while others looked, laughed and took photos. Two screening lanes were temporarily closed. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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    Posted: 4/18/2012 10:30:45 PM EST
    John E. Brennan poses for a photo at his Portland, Ore., home Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Port of Portland police say Brennan, 49, stripped naked at Portland International Airport Tuesday as a protest against airport security screeners. The incident report said Brennan's actions Tuesday evening caused some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes while others looked, laughed and took photos. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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    Posted: 4/18/2012 10:30:45 PM EST
    John E. Brennan poses for a photo at his Portland, Ore., home Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Port of Portland police say Brennan, 49, stripped naked at Portland International Airport Tuesday as a protest against airport security screeners. The incident report said Brennan's actions Tuesday evening caused some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes while others looked, laughed and took photos. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
  •  - Handout booking photo of John Brennan from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

    Handout booking photo of John Brennan from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

    Posted: 4/18/2012 3:43:48 PM EST
    John Brennan is shown in this Multnomah County Sheriff's Office booking photo released to Reuters April 18, 2012. The 49-year-old Oregon man became so fed up that he stripped naked at a Portland International airport security checkpoint in what he said was a protest of the screening process. REUTERS/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/Handout
  •  - Handout booking photo of John Brennan from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

    Handout booking photo of John Brennan from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

    Posted: 4/18/2012 3:35:49 PM EST
    John Brennan is shown in this Multnomah County Sheriff's Office booking photo released to Reuters April 18, 2012. The 49-year-old Oregon man became so fed up that he stripped naked at a Portland International airport security checkpoint in what he said was a protest of the screening process. REUTERS/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS