APRIL 13: Pirates killed, captain saved

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U.S. Navy snipers killed three pirates holding an American cargo-ship captain hostage for five days on a covered lifeboat about 350 miles off the Somalia coast. One of the pirates was taken into custody, and brought back to the United States for trial. Photo by Jon Rasmussen/U.S. Navy via Getty Images