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              FILE - This undated publicity image provided by Universal Pictures shows Isabelle Allen, left, as a young Cosette and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in a scene from the motion-picture ada

    FILE - This undated publicity image provided by Universal Pictures shows Isabelle Allen, left, as a young Cosette and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in a scene from the motion-picture ada

    Posted: 12/10/2012 3:28:23 PM EST
    FILE - This undated publicity image provided by Universal Pictures shows Isabelle Allen, left, as a young Cosette and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in a scene from the motion-picture adaptation of "Les Misérables,” directed by Tom Hooper. AFI's top-10 announced Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, include Ben Affleck's Iran hostage-crisis drama "Argo;" Benh Zeitlin's low-budget hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild;" Quentin Tarantino's slavery saga "Django Unchained;" Tom Hooper's Victor Hugo musical "Les Miserables;" Ang Lee's shipwreck story "Life of Pi;" Wes Anderson's first-love romance "Moonrise Kingdom;" and David O. Russell's misfit love story "Silver Linings Playbook," among other films. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Laurie Sparham, File)
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              A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis is seen at Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis' historic home, in Biloxi, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.  Commemorating the 150th annivers

    A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis is seen at Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis' historic home, in Biloxi, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Commemorating the 150th annivers

    Posted: 8/17/2012 3:48:21 PM EST
    A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis is seen at Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis' historic home, in Biloxi, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War can be an angst-filled task in Mississippi, with its long history of racial strife and a state flag that still bears the Confederate battle emblem. Well-intentioned Mississippians who work for racial reconciliation say slavery was morally indefensible. Still, some speak in hushed tones as they confess a certain admiration for the valor of Confederate troops who fought for what was, to them, the hallowed ground of home and country. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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              A confederate flag is seen at a tombstone on the cemetery at  Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis' historic home, in Biloxi, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.  Commemorating the 150th anniver

    A confederate flag is seen at a tombstone on the cemetery at Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis' historic home, in Biloxi, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Commemorating the 150th anniver

    Posted: 8/17/2012 3:48:21 PM EST
    A confederate flag is seen at a tombstone on the cemetery at Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis' historic home, in Biloxi, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War can be an angst-filled task in Mississippi, with its long history of racial strife and a state flag that still bears the Confederate battle emblem. Well-intentioned Mississippians who work for racial reconciliation say slavery was morally indefensible. Still, some speak in hushed tones as they confess a certain admiration for the valor of Confederate troops who fought for what was, to them, the hallowed ground of home and country. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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              This Monday, July 9, 2012 photo shows a stone wall built during the slavery era in Lebanon, Tenn. The land was once part of a plantation where Jordan Anderson was a slave to Col. Patric

    This Monday, July 9, 2012 photo shows a stone wall built during the slavery era in Lebanon, Tenn. The land was once part of a plantation where Jordan Anderson was a slave to Col. Patric

    Posted: 7/14/2012 8:58:27 PM EST
    This Monday, July 9, 2012 photo shows a stone wall built during the slavery era in Lebanon, Tenn. The land was once part of a plantation where Jordan Anderson was a slave to Col. Patrick Henry Anderson. The former slave who was freed by Union troops in 1864, spent his remaining 40 years in Ohio. He lived quietly and likely would have been forgotten, if not for a remarkable letter to his former master published in a Cincinnati newspaper shortly after the Civil War. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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              In this Monday, July 9, 2012 photo, a stone wall built during the slavery era stands next to a spring in Lebanon, Tenn. The land was once part of a plantation where Jordan Anderson was

    In this Monday, July 9, 2012 photo, a stone wall built during the slavery era stands next to a spring in Lebanon, Tenn. The land was once part of a plantation where Jordan Anderson was

    Posted: 7/14/2012 8:58:27 PM EST
    In this Monday, July 9, 2012 photo, a stone wall built during the slavery era stands next to a spring in Lebanon, Tenn. The land was once part of a plantation where Jordan Anderson was a slave to Col. Patrick Henry Anderson. The former slave who was freed by Union troops in 1864, spent his remaining 40 years in Ohio. He lived quietly and likely would have been forgotten, if not for a remarkable letter to his former master published in a Cincinnati newspaper shortly after the Civil War. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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    Posted: 6/19/2012 6:30:50 AM EST
    Rev. Fred Luter, pastor of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a sermon during Sunday Services at the Church in New Orleans, Sunday, June 3, 2012. The new face of a Christian denomination that formed on the wrong side of slavery before the Civil War could be an African-American preacher who grew up in New Orleans? Lower 9th Ward. The Southern Baptist Convention holds its annual meeting in New Orleans next week and it could see the election of Luter as president. Faced with growing diversity in America and declining membership in its churches, the denomination is making a sincere effort to distance itself from its troubled racial past. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 3:40:47 PM EST
    A congreagation member prays as Rev. Fred Luter, pastor of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a sermon during Sunday Services at the Church in New Orleans, Sunday, June 3, 2012. The new face of a Christian denomination that formed on the wrong side of slavery before the Civil War could be an African-American preacher who grew up in New Orleansí Lower 9th Ward. The Southern Baptist Convention holds its annual meeting in New Orleans next week and it could see the election of Luter as president. Faced with growing diversity in America and declining membership in its churches, the denomination is making a sincere effort to distance itself from its troubled racial past. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 3:40:47 PM EST
    Rev. Fred Luter, pastor of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a sermon during Sunday Services at the Church in New Orleans, Sunday, June 3, 2012. The new face of a Christian denomination that formed on the wrong side of slavery before the Civil War could be an African-American preacher who grew up in New Orleans? Lower 9th Ward. The Southern Baptist Convention holds its annual meeting in New Orleans next week and it could see the election of Luter as president. Faced with growing diversity in America and declining membership in its churches, the denomination is making a sincere effort to distance itself from its troubled racial past. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 3:40:47 PM EST
    Rev. Fred Luter, pastor of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a sermon during Sunday Services at the Church in New Orleans, Sunday, June 3, 2012. The new face of a Christian denomination that formed on the wrong side of slavery before the Civil War could be an African-American preacher who grew up in New Orleans? Lower 9th Ward. The Southern Baptist Convention holds its annual meeting in New Orleans next week and it could see the election of Luter as president. Faced with growing diversity in America and declining membership in its churches, the denomination is making a sincere effort to distance itself from its troubled racial past. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 3:40:47 PM EST
    Rev. Fred Luter, pastor of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church, greets congregation members during Sunday Services at the Church in New Orleans, Sunday, June 3, 2012. The new face of a Christian denomination that formed on the wrong side of slavery before the Civil War could be an African-American preacher who grew up in New Orleans? Lower 9th Ward. The Southern Baptist Convention holds its annual meeting in New Orleans next week and it could see the election of Luter as president. Faced with growing diversity in America and declining membership in its churches, the denomination is making a sincere effort to distance itself from its troubled racial past. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 11:10:47 AM EST
    A congreagation member prays as Rev. Fred Luter, pastor of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a sermon during Sunday Services at the Church in New Orleans, Sunday, June 3, 2012. The new face of a Christian denomination that formed on the wrong side of slavery before the Civil War could be an African-American preacher who grew up in New Orleans? Lower 9th Ward. The Southern Baptist Convention holds its annual meeting in New Orleans next week and it could see the election of Luter as president. Faced with growing diversity in America and declining membership in its churches, the denomination is making a sincere effort to distance itself from its troubled racial past. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  •  - A man runs from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration in the main market of Nouakchott

    A man runs from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration in the main market of Nouakchott

    Posted: 5/26/2012 4:00:46 PM EST
    Mauritanian anti-slavery protesters march to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott, May 26, 2012. Security forces used tear gas to break up the protesters. Slavery still exists in some parts of Mauritania despite a 2007 law banning the practice. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MAURITANIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POVERTY POLITICS)
  •  - Men run from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott

    Men run from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott

    Posted: 5/26/2012 3:59:44 PM EST
    Men run from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott, May 26, 2012. Security forces used tear gas to break up the protesters. Slavery still exists in some parts of Mauritania despite a 2007 law banning the practice. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MAURITANIA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Men run from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott

    Men run from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott

    Posted: 5/26/2012 3:58:03 PM EST
    Men run from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott, May 26, 2012. Security forces used tear gas to break up the protesters. Slavery still exists in some parts of Mauritania despite a 2007 law banning the practice. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MAURITANIA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - A man runs from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott

    A man runs from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott

    Posted: 5/26/2012 3:55:41 PM EST
    A man runs from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott, May 26, 2012. Security forces used tear gas to break up the protesters. Slavery still exists in some parts of Mauritania despite a 2007 law banning the practice. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MAURITANIA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - A man runs from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration in the main market of Nouakchott

    A man runs from tear gas fired by police during an anti-slavery demonstration in the main market of Nouakchott

    Posted: 5/26/2012 3:51:05 PM EST
    Mauritanian anti-slavery protesters march to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott, May 26, 2012. Security forces used tear gas to break up the protesters. Slavery still exists in some parts of Mauritania despite a 2007 law banning the practice. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MAURITANIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POVERTY POLITICS)
  •  - Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Posted: 5/18/2012 7:15:42 PM EST
    Newly-elected French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony at the Luxembourg Gardens to mark the abolition of slavery and to pay tribute to the victims of the slave trade in Paris May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
  •  - Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:08:50 AM EST
    Newly-elected French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony at the Luxembourg Gardens to mark the abolition of slavery and to pay tribute to the victims of the slave trade in Paris May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
  •  - Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Posted: 5/14/2012 10:39:55 PM EST
    Newly-elected French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony at the Luxembourg Gardens to mark the abolition of slavery and to pay tribute to the victims of the slave trade in Paris May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
  •  - Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Newly-elected French President Hollande is seen at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris where he attends a ceremony to mark the abolition of slavery

    Posted: 5/14/2012 10:36:13 PM EST
    Newly-elected French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony at the Luxembourg Gardens to mark the abolition of slavery and to pay tribute to the victims of the slave trade in Paris May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau