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Decaying Guantánamo Defies Closing Plans

FILE - In this March 1, 2002 file photo, a detainee is escorted to interrogation by U.S. military guards at Camp X-Ray at Gua
FILE - In this March 1, 2002 file photo, a detainee is escorted to interrogation by U.S. military guards at Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Three detainees from Guantanamo Bay have been transferred from the island prison to the country of Georgia. The Justice Department says the identities of the three detainees sent to Georgia on Tuesday March 23, 2010, are being withheld for security and privacy reasons. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — One sweltering afternoon last month, a Boeing C-17 military transport plane arrived at the American naval base here. It had come to take six low-level detainees to new lives in Uruguay after 12 years of imprisonment.

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