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Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama walks up to the podium before speaking in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Obama announced Pentagon’s long-awaited plan to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer the remaining detainees to a facility in the U.S. The plan is Obama's last-ditch effort to make good on campaign vow to close Guantanamo.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Back-dropped by the National Gallery, campaigners from the London Guantanamo Campaign hold a silent vigil in Trafalgar Square, London. Human rights groups demanded the release of the last British inmate at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday, donning orange jumpsuits to demonstrate against the U.S. prison's ninth anniversary.

AP Photo/Akira Suemori

German members of human rights group Amnesty International, dressed as prisoners, sit behind a fence during a protest against the US detention camp Guantanamo, in Berlin. Amnesty organized demonstrations in various cities around the world as part of the International Day calling for Guantanamo the camp to be closed.

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber