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Published July 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Ahmed Zuhair walks in front of the four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, June 14, 2013. Until he was released from U.S. custody in 2009, he and another prisoner had the distinction of staging the longest hunger strikes at the Guantanamo prison. Zuhair kept at it for four years in a standoff that at times turned violent. Zuhair, a former sheep merchant who was never charged with any crime during seven years at Guantanamo, stopped eating in June 2005 and kept up his protest until he was sent home to Saudi Arabia in 2009. (AP Photo)
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