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A young Afghan villager boy named Khan holds the hand of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Timothy Gunther following a news conference with other villagers after a sentencing hearing for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Bales, who massacred 16 Afghan civilians in 2012 in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)