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Underwear bomber

FILE - This undated 2009 file image obtained and provided by ABC News shows underpants with the explosive used on a failed plot to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man accused of trying to bring down the jetliner with a bomb in his underwear, walked into the start of his federal trial Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, and declared that radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, killed by the U.S. military, is alive. (AP Photo/ABC News, File) MANDATORY CREDIT: ABC NEWS;

Underwear bomber gets life

A Nigerian man on a suicide mission for al-Qaida was sentenced Feb. 16 to life in prison for attempting to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit on Christmas 2009.