Orders to close Guantanamo

U.S. Vice President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007548" title="Joe Biden" href="/topic/politics/government/joe-biden-PEPLT007548.topic">Joseph Biden</a> (L) and retired military officers stand behind and watch U.S. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a> (2nd-L) sign executive orders to close down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay Cuba in the Oval Office at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a>, on Thursday. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">Obama</a> had promised to close the prison camp throughout his presidential campaign.
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( Getty Images by Mark Wilson / January 22, 2009 )

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (L) and retired military officers stand behind and watch U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd-L) sign executive orders to close down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay Cuba in the Oval Office at the White House, on Thursday. Obama had promised to close the prison camp throughout his presidential campaign.

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