Anwar al-Awlaki in the United States
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Before Al Qaeda
Anwar al-Awlaki, the anti-American cleric with ties to al Qaeda, was killed on September 30, 2011. In this photo, al-Awlaki holds a Koran as imam of the Dar Al-Hyrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia on October 14, 2001.