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Feb 12th, 2011

Summary: A suicide bomber blew himself up near a crowd of Shi’ite pilgrims at a bus depot in the Iraqi city of Samarra, killing 38 people and wounding more than 70. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, Taliban suicide bombers killed 19 people, including 17 members of the Afghan security forces, in an assault on the provincial police headquarters in Kandahar that also wounded 49 people, including 23 civilians and nine children. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on February 12, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that more than two-thirds of the United States’ land mass had snow on the ground, with snow cover in 49 of the 50 states — Hawaii being the lone exception.