A man is seen through a hole punched out by gunfire in an abandoned home that took heavy fire during a military operation to free two hostages in Sokoto, Nigeria on Friday, March 9, 2012. A British ... more 
A man is seen through a hole punched out by gunfire in an abandoned home that took heavy fire during a military operation to free two hostages in Sokoto, Nigeria on Friday, March 9, 2012. A British and an Italian hostage were killed Thursday in Sokoto during a failed rescue mission by British special forces and the Nigerian military. A group that claimed ties to al-Qaida claimed the kidnapping, which happened in May 2011. (AP Photos/Jon Gambrell) less 
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Fri, Mar 9, 2012 2:14 PM EST