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U.S. President Barack Obama is seen through a teleprompter as he speaks about the National Security Agency from the Justice Department in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama is seen through a teleprompter as he speaks about the National Security Agency from the Justice Department in Washington January 17, 2014. Obama announced a ban on U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday, and rein in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations. In a major speech, Obama took steps to reassure Americans and foreigners alike that the United States will take into account privacy concerns that arose after former U.S. spy contractor Snowden's damaging disclosures about the large monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Photos of the day - January 17, 2014

Yahoo NewsJanuary 17, 2014


Palestinian Hama supporters protest against the U.S.-brokered peace talks, the Australian Open is underway in Melbourne and Mt. Sinabung continues to erupt in Indonesia are just a few of our photos of the day for January 17, 2013.

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