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The private and public lives of Dick Cheney

The former vice president and conservative leader's life in photos — from Wyoming to Washington.

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Dick Cheney is seen in this 1964 photo, in his junior year photo at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo. (AP Photo/University of Wyoming via Casper College)
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This White House file photograph, provided courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Library, shows President Gerald Ford as he meets with Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld, center and Dick Cheney in the Oval Office, April 22, 1975. Ford, who declared \"Our long national nightmare is over\" as he replaced Richard Nixon but may have doomed his own chances of election by pardoning his disgraced predecessor, died Tuesday Dec. 26, 2006. He was 93. (AP Photo/White House, Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library, David Hume Kennerly)
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Richard \"Dick\" Cheney in White House, Washington on Nov. 4, 1975. He is nominated to be the White House chief of staff. (AP Photo/HB)
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CAMP DAVID - 1976: President Gerald R. Ford and Chief Of Staff Dick Cheney look over documents in the living room of the Aspen Lodge during a weekend trip to Camp David, on August 7, 1976 in Thurmont, Maryland. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
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CASPER, WY - UNDATED: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) Congressman Dick Cheney and wife Lynne pose for a photo with their two children Liz (L) and Mary and Basset Hound Cyrano at their home March 1978 in Casper, Wyoming. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
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Pres. Ronald Reagan is flanked by House Minority Leader Bob Michel of Illinois, left, and Rep. Dick Cheney, R-Wyo., during a meeting with House Republicans in the White House Cabinet Room, Monday, March 21, 1983, Washington, D.C. The rest of the group is unidentified. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
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Rep. Richard Cheney, R-Wyo., ranking Republican on the House panel investigating the Iran-Contra affair, and Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind, left, the panel chaiman, hold a news conference June 19,1987, in Washington. Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush on Monday, July 24, 2000, selected Cheney to be his running mate. A highly placed GOP source said Bush planned to make the offer Monday night or Tuesday. Cheney has told associates he would accept it. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)
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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA: US Defense Secretary Dick Cheney (R) stands by as General Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefs reporters at the Pentagon 20 December 1989 about the military operation to remove Panama's General Manuel Antonio Noriega from power and bring him to the US for trial on drug charges. AFP PHOTO Bob PEARSON (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense, Richard Cheney shakes hands with a tank crew from the 82nd Airborne Division, during his visit to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, August 19, 1990. The \"SECDEF,\" , as he is known by military acronym, caught the soldiers off-guard with his impromptu visit. (AP Photo/Media Pool)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 4: This 04 December 1992 file photo shows then US Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney (L) and then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell (R) during a press conference in Washington, DC, on the situation in Somalia. According to reports 24 July 2000, Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush has decided on Cheney as his vice presidential running mate. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read ROBERT GIROUX/AFP/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO - 1994: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) Dick Cheney (L), CEO of the Halliburton Company and former Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford, talks to former President Ford during a party for their mutual friend, Richard Growald, 1994 in San Diego, California. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
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AUSTIN, UNITED STATES: Former US Defense Secretary Dick Cheney (L) responds to being announced as running mate of Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush (R) in Austin, Texas 25 July, 2000. AFP PHOTO/Paul BUCK (Photo credit should read PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney, center, leaves George Washington University Hospital in Washington, Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, accompanied by unidentified secret service agents. Cheney, who has a history of coronary artery disease, left the hospital two days after he checked himself in with chest pains, and told journalists \"there are no restrictions\" on his future activity. (AP Photo/Kamenko Pajic)
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384539 04: Dick Cheney, with his daughter Liz holding the Bible, is sworn in as Vice President of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist January 20, 2001 outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers
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Vice President Dick Cheney fly-fishes on the Snake River in his home state of Wyoming Sunday, July 8, 2001. (AP Photo/White House Handout, David Bohrer)
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** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** After returning to the White House from Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb., President Bush talks with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center Sept. 11, 2001 in Washington. (AP Photo/The White House, Eric Draper)
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** FILE ** President Bush meets with, from left, CIA Director George Tenet, Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in the White House Oval Office in this Oct. 7, 2001, file photo after the president informed the nation that air strikes were made against Afghanistan. Rice will testify before the Sept. 11 Commission Thursday April 8, 2004; already in defending Bush publicly, Rice has shown both her soft, approachable side and the tenaciousness that have earned her descriptions like \"steel magnolia\" and \"velvet hammer.\" (AP Photo/White House, Eric Draper/File)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY29: US President George W. Bush delivers his first State of the Union Speech 29 January 2002 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. US Vice President Dick Cheney is seated behind. (Photo credit should read PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 19: U.S. President George W. Bush (R) meets with Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld outside the Oval Office shortly after authorizing Operation Iraqi Freedom March 19, 2003 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric Draper/White House/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, United States: US Vice-President Dick Cheney (L) listens to Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards during the candidates' face off debate at Case Western Reserve University 05 October, 2004 in Cleveland, Ohio. The vice-presidential debate is focusing on foreign and domestic policies. AFP PHOTO/Steve JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEVE JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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ENROUTE - OCTOBER 6: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney listens to his daughter and campaign scheduling director, Mary Cheney and wife Lynne Cheney on a flight the day after the vice presidential debate with Democratic challenger John Edwards enroute to Florida on October 6, 2004. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
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Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr, right, chats with Vice-President Dick Cheney as they walk down a street in Gulfport, Miss., touring areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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Left: Harry Whittington talks to reporters outside Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Corpus Christi, Texas, in his first public statement since being shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident last Saturday. Whittington is expected to be released from the hospital Friday. Whittington told reporters he was sorry for all the trouble Cheney had faced over the past week.(AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Rachel Denny Clow) Right: FILE - This Nov. 5, 2002 photo provided by the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, shows Vice President Dick Cheney hunting quail in Gettysburg, S.D. (AP Photo/David Bohrer, White House, File)

Left: Harry Whittington talks to reporters outside Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Corpus Christi, Texas, in his first public statement since being shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident last Saturday. Whittington is expected to be released from the hospital Friday. Whittington told reporters he was sorry for all the trouble Cheney had faced over the past week.(AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Rachel Denny Clow) Right: FILE - This Nov. 5, 2002 photo provided by the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, shows Vice President Dick Cheney hunting quail in Gettysburg, S.D. (AP Photo/David Bohrer, White House, File)
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I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, former Chief of Staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, leaves Federal Court after a hearing in Washington Friday, Feb. 3, 2006. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton scheduled the Friday hearing to determine what progress was being made in the perjury and obstruction of justice case against Libby. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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A U.S. soldier shouts, as he tries to control the crowd after a suicide attack at the main U.S. air base of Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007. A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded about a dozen more outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday, during a visit by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney, who was not injured, was the target. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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US Vice President Dick Cheney (L) speaks to media representatives as Afghan President Hamid Karzai (R) looks on at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on March 20, 2008. US Vice President Dick Cheney visited Afghanistan for talks with President Hamid Karzai to assess the fight against extremism ahead of a summit of NATO partners in the battle. Cheney's trip, kept under wraps for security reasons, came as the country celebrated New Year and the arrival of spring amid tight security with the Taliban-led insurgency traditionally picking up in the warmer weather. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney, suffering from a back injury while moving into his new home, is wheeled out of the North Portico of the White House in Washington, January 20, 2009. Vice-President-elect Joe Biden follows at right. Woman pushing the wheelchair is unidentified. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney hugs his daughter, Liz Cheney, after she surprised the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by bringing him as her guest, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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epa02451808 Former US President George W. Bush (C) and his wife Laura (R) on stage as they listen to Former US Vice President Dick Cheney (L) at the ground breaking for his Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas USA, 16 November 2010. Southern Methodist University is the future site of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Institute that is to be completed in 2013. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH
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