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    Posted: 5/14/2012 2:15:45 PM EST
    President-elect Francois Hollande attends a ceremony at Luxembourg Gardens, Paris Thursday, May 10, 2012 to honor victims of the slave trade. France honors the victims of its slave trade, marking the national day of commemoration for slavery and its abolition. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
  •  - 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: 5/10/2012 7:52:44 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 Francois Hollande stands in front of "Le Cri, L'Ecrit" by French artist Fabrice Hyber, symbolizing the abolition of slavery, in Paris

    Newly elected French President Francois Hollande stands in front of "Le Cri, L'Ecrit" by French artist Fabrice Hyber, symbolizing the abolition of slavery, in Paris

    Posted: 5/10/2012 8:51:45 AM EST
    Newly elected French President Francois Hollande stands in front of "Le Cri, L'Ecrit" by French artist Fabrice Hyber, symbolizing the abolition of slavery, in Paris May 10, 2012. Hollande attended 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/Francois Mori/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Members of media surround double war-amputee Jarka outside Special Court for Sierra Leone after live broadcast of verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Members of media surround double war-amputee Jarka outside Special Court for Sierra Leone after live broadcast of verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Posted: 4/26/2012 9:07:13 AM EST
    Members of the media surround double war-amputee Alhaji Jusu Jarka, 46, outside the Special Court for Sierra Leone after a live broadcast of the verdict by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 26, 2012. Jarka had his hands amputated during the January 6, 1999 rebel attack on Freetown. The UN- backed court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Posted: 4/26/2012 9:03:28 AM EST
    A policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 26, 2012. The court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Posted: 4/26/2012 9:00:14 AM EST
    A policeman guards the Special Court for Sierra Leone during a live broadcast of the verdict by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 26, 2012. The court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Men in a local betting hall watch watch a live broadcast of the verdict being delivered convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Men in a local betting hall watch watch a live broadcast of the verdict being delivered convicting former Liberian president Taylor of war crimes in Freetown

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:57:31 AM EST
    Men in a local betting hall watch a live broadcast of the verdict being delivered by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 26, 2012. The court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Street vendor watches live broadcast of verdict being delivered by United Nations-backed court in Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in Freetown

    Street vendor watches live broadcast of verdict being delivered by United Nations-backed court in Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in Freetown

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:55:22 AM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING DATE A street vendor watches a live broadcast of the verdict being delivered by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 26, 2012. The court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - People at Special Court for Sierra Leone watch live broadcast of verdict being delivered by UN-backed court in Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in Freetown

    People at Special Court for Sierra Leone watch live broadcast of verdict being delivered by UN-backed court in Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in Freetown

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:53:53 AM EST
    People at the Special Court for Sierra Leone watch a live broadcast of the verdict being delivered by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 26, 2012. The court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Street vendor watches live broadcast of verdict being delivered by United Nations-backed court in Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in Freetown

    Street vendor watches live broadcast of verdict being delivered by United Nations-backed court in Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in Freetown

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:48:20 AM EST
    A street vendor watches a live broadcast of the verdict being delivered by a United Nations-backed court in the Hague convicting former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes, in the country's capital Freetown April 25, 2012. The court convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. Taylor, 64, had been charged with 11 counts of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery during intertwined wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone, during which more than 50,000 people were killed. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:35:47 AM EST
    Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gather to collect water from a water tower to be used in the preparation of matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, in the ultra Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:35:47 AM EST
    In this Wednesday, March 28, 2012 photo an ultra Orthodox Jewish man weighs a special matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, at a bakery in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:35:47 AM EST
    In this Wednesday, March 28, 2012 photo ultra Orthodox Jews prepare special matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, at a bakery in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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    Posted: 4/5/2012 11:42:27 AM EST
    In this April 2, 2012 photo ultra-Orthodox Jewish men collect spring water to be used in the preparation of matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, in Bnei Brak, an ultra Orthodox Jewish town near Tel Aviv, Israel. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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    Posted: 4/5/2012 11:42:27 AM EST
    In this April 2, 2012 photo ultra-Orthodox Jewish men collect spring water to be used in the preparation of matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, in Bnei Brak, an ultra Orthodox Jewish town near Tel Aviv, Israel. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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    Posted: 4/5/2012 11:42:27 AM EST
    In this Thursday, March 29, 2012 photo ultra Orthodox Jews prepare special matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, at a bakery in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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    Posted: 4/5/2012 11:42:27 AM EST
    In this Wednesday, March 28, 2012 photo ultra Orthodox Jews prepare special matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, at a bakery in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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    Posted: 3/26/2012 12:05:53 AM EST
    In this Thursday, March 1, 2012 photo, a child holding a balloon slides down the "Pedra do Sal" ("Stone of Salt"), a natural rock formation said to be the birthplace of Samba near downtown Rio de Janeiro. City officials will turn the area into a venue celebrating Rio's African heritage, the most important marker of its history of slavery and the contributions of Afro-Brazilians in the country. A multi-billion dollar project remaking Rio's port region into a tourism and business hub called "Porto Maravilha" ("Port Marvel") ahead of the 2016 Olympics, has also unearthed Valongo port, once the single busiest slave-trading port in the world where up to a million men and women forced into bondage arrived from Africa. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
  •  - General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:27:30 PM EST
    A map showing the slave routes from Africa to the Americas is seen at the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and by the architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    General view of the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes

    Posted: 3/23/2012 2:27:03 PM EST
    A map showing the slave routes from Africa to the Americas is seen at the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes, March 23, 2012. The memorial designed by Krzysztof Wodiczko and by the architect Julian Bonder will open to the public on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)