Pirate Hunting in the Gulf of Aden

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U.S. Marines aboard a patrol boat approach the Magellan Star preparing to retake the ship after it was attacked and boarded by pirates on Sept. 9, 2010 in the Gulf of Aden. Though Somali pirates released two British hostages it had held for more than a year Nov. 14, their campaign is as strong as ever -- frustrating the growing international presence trying to stem the crisis.

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A crew member of a Canadian Sea King helicopter salutes a cargo ship during a security patrol on Jan. 9, 2010 in the Gulf of Aden.

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Canadian naval officers work onboard the Fredericton off the Somali coast on Jan. 7, 2010.

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Having reached the Magellan Star, U.S. Marines prepare to board and confront the pirates suspected of having captured the ship on Sept. 9, 2010 in the Gulf of Aden. This was the first time that U.S. forces near Somalia have boarded a vessel taken by pirates.

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U.S. Coast Guard personnel from the USS Farragut prepare to search a dhow on March 31, 2010, in the Aden Gulf.

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A Canadian Sea King helicopter flies near a Canadian military ship during a security patrol on Jan. 9, 2010 in the Aden Gulf.

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The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut closes in on a suspected pirate skiff after disabling it on March 31, 2010 in the Gulf of Aden.

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A German sailor aboard the frigate Schleswig-Holstein keeps watch with binoculars during the visit of German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on June 23, 2010 in the port of Djibouti. Germany is one of the countries participating in the international anti-piracy campaign.

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A Twin Huey helicopter provides cover for U.S. Marines approaching the Magellan Star during a boarding operation Sept. 9, 2010 in the Gulf of Aden.

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