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The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd responded to a distress call Thursday, January 5, 2012 from the master of the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai, who claimed he was being held captive by pirates in the Arabian Sea. Kidd's courter-piracy team boarded and detained 15 suspected pirates who were allegedly holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage for the last two months. Kidd is conducting counter-piracy and maritime security operations while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. UPI/U.S. Navy
Added January 06, 2012 with 13 photos
Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs a ring entering ceremony during a dedication at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
Added January 06, 2012 with 19 photos
Added January 05, 2012 with 16 photos
Following his near-victory in Iowa, presidential candidate Rick Santorum moved his campaign to New Hampshire, the site of the next step in the GOP presidential primary.
Added January 05, 2012 with 11 photos
Artifacts from the wreck of the RMS Titanic were displayed at the Air & Space Museum prior to their eventual auction on April 11, 2012, the 100th anniversary of the ship's maiden voyage.
Added January 05, 2012 with 46 photos
A look back on some of the best UPI photos capturing the intimate, heart-warming, and sometimes humorous kiss.
Added January 05, 2012 with 13 photos
As the 2012 New Hampshire Primary looms ahead, take a look at previous winners on both sides of the political aisle and judge for yourself whether the primary is a proper estimate of a candidate's presidential viability.
Added January 05, 2012 with 16 photos
The West Virginia Mountaineers pummeled the Clemson Tigers 70-33 in the 2012 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Added January 04, 2012 with 7 photos
After finishing second to last in the Iowa caucus, Rep. Bachmann announced that she will suspend her campaign after canceling an anticipated trip to build support for the South Carolina primary.
Added January 04, 2012 with 11 photos
After a surprising BCS bid, Michigan won the 2012 Sugar Bowl over Virginia Tech with a 23-20 overtime victory, Michigan's first since 2000.
Added January 04, 2012 with 11 photos
Added January 04, 2012 with 8 photos
Iran has repeatedly threatened it will close the Strait of Hormuz waterway, through which one-fifth of the world's oil supplies pass every day, if new oil sanctions are imposed on Tehran for it's nuclear ambitions. Iran, the world's No. 3 energy exporter, relies on oil exports to finance as much as half its national budget.
Added January 03, 2012 with 21 photos
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucus by a mere eight votes over surprise contender and former Senator Rick Santorum. Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished in a strong third place, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry filling out the rest of the top five.
Added January 03, 2012 with 17 photos
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Added December 31, 2011 with 57 photos
The Rose Parade, which was first held Jan. 1, 1890, is a festival of flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrians, followed by the Rose Bowl college football game.
Added December 30, 2011 with 9 photos
President Obama visited the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial on Dec. 29, 2011 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Added December 29, 2011 with 19 photos
Rep. Ron Paul's attends a Salute to Veterans Rally in Des Moines, Iowa, December 28, 2011, in advance of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, January 3, 2012.
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