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Tour of Guantanamo Bay

Washington Post reporters obtained exclusive government documents and traveled to the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay to provide an unprecedented look at a base and prison complex that served as a central component in the Bush administration's war on terror. It remains a key repository of detainees picked up in anti-terrorist operations. Founded in 1903, Guantanamo Bay is the oldest American military installation overseas, traditionally serving as a refueling port and a base of operations for drug interdiction and refugee missions. It covers 45 square miles of land and water along the southeastern tip of Cuba.

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SOURCE: U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay; The Washington Post, Global Security. CREDIT: Reporting and text by Peter Finn and Scott Higham; Maps by Laris Karklis; Graphic by Sisi Wei - The Washington Post, June 7, 2010.
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