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U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen in a combination image. 

REUTERS/Danish Demining Group

American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen in a combination image. REUTERS/Danish Demining Group

American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen in a combination image. REUTERS/Danish Demining Group
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U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with first lady Michelle Obama while making a phone call from the U.S. Capitol immediately following his State of the Union Address, to inform John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia, in this photograph taken on January 24, 2012 and released on January 25. U.S. special operations forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives. Obama authorized the raid on Monday and military commanders gave the final go-ahead on Tuesday, Pentagon officials said. REUTERS/Pete Souza/Handout

U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with first lady Michelle Obama while making a phone call from the U.S. Capitol immediately following his State of the Union Address, to inform John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special...more

U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with first lady Michelle Obama while making a phone call from the U.S. Capitol immediately following his State of the Union Address, to inform John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia, in this photograph taken on January 24, 2012 and released on January 25. U.S. special operations forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives. Obama authorized the raid on Monday and military commanders gave the final go-ahead on Tuesday, Pentagon officials said. REUTERS/Pete Souza/Handout
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