Philippine policemen shows confiscated firecrackers, including one (C) called 'Bin Laden,' in an effort to minimize the use illegal pyrotechnics ahead of the coming New Year festivities, at police headquarters in Manila on December 29, 2012. The Philippines is mainly Roman Catholic, but New Year's celebrations draw on ancient superstitions and Chinese traditions in which the noise from firecrackers is meant to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck in the coming year. Adding to the danger of annual fireworks celebrations in the streets, there are over 1.2 million unlicensed firearms in the Philippines and some of those are used in the festivities. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS
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Suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden addresses a news conference May 26, 1998 in Afghanistan. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told the Senate Budget Committee February 11, 2003 that he had read a transcript from bin Laden or someone believed to be him, speaking about his partnership with Iraq from an Al Jazeera tape. The Arab satellite station aired a statement allegedly from Osama bin Laden.
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Saudi dissident and suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is seen in this undated file photo taken somewhere in Afghanistan. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told the Senate Budget Committee February 11, 2003 that he had read a transcript from bin Laden or someone believed to be him, speaking about his partnership with Iraq from an Al Jazeera tape. The Arab satellite station aired a statement allegedly from Osama bin Laden.
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This is a still image taken from a video tape aired on Al-Jazeerah station September 10, 2003 that shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in an unspecified location. The video tape, the first video image of bin Laden in about two years, was aired on the eve of the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
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Undated file picture of Saudi dissident Ossama Bin Ladin in an undisclosed place inside Afghanistan. Ossama Bin Ladin speaks while siting in front of a bannar inscribed basic Islamic tenet in Afghanistan. The billionaire Bin Ladin, member of a family of wealthy Saudi construction tycoon, is blamed for two bomb blasts in his home country in 1995-96 that killed 24 US servicemen. AFP PHOTO
Recent TV grab of Saudi Arabian dissident Osama Bin Laden aired 11 May as he answers to a journalist's questions in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, late March and begining of April. Laden is a billionaire wanted by the United States and Saudi Arabia on charges of financing international terrorism.--COURTESY CNN 'S NEWS MAGAZINE IMPACT--
Osama Bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire and fugitive leader of the terrorist group al Qaeda, explains why he has declared a 'jihad' or holy war against the United States on August 20, 1998 from a cave hideout somewhere in Afghanistan. Bin Laden is thought to be the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C.