Jan 11. 2014 | Guantánamo 12th anniversary protests

  • A protester wears an orange detainee jumpsuit and a black hood while holding a banner calling for the closing of the U.S. detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in front of the White House in Washington on Jan. 11, 2014 to mark the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the controversial prison complex. Some 155 people are still held at Guantanamo, more than half of them Yemenis. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

  • A protest for closure of the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo at the White House in Washington on Jan. 11, 2014 to mark the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the controversial jail. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

  • Protesters in orange detainee jumpsuits and black hoods hold a banner calling for the closure of the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo in front of the White House in Washington on Jan. 11, 2014 to mark the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the controversial jail. Some 155 people are still held at Guantánamo, half of them Yemenis. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

  • A protester calls for closure of the U.S. detention center at Guanáanamo in front of the White House in Washington on Jan. 11, 2014 to mark the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the controversial jail. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

  • In this handout photo from the Department of Defense, Taliban and al-Qaida detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area at Camp X-Ray at Navy Base Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 11, 2002. SHANE T. MCCOY / US NAVY PETTY OFFICER

  • A Yemeni man holds posters of his uncle, who is detained by the U.S. at Guantánamo Bay a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Jan. 11, 2014. HANI MOHAMMED / ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Yemeni soldiers stand guard at a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, demanding the release of Yemeni detainees held by the U.S. in the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. HANI MOHAMMED / ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Yemeni protesters hold pictures of people in U.S. detention at a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, demanding the release of Yemeni detainees in the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. HANI MOHAMMED / ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Yemeni soldiers stand guard at a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, demanding the release of Yemeni detainees held by the U.S. in the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. HANI MOHAMMED / ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Yemeni children hold a poster of their uncle who is detained by the U.S. at Guantánamo Bay during a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy demanding his release, in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Arabic writing on posters reads, "Detainee Abdu Alhakeem Ghalleb." HANI MOHAMMED / ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Relatives of Yemeni captives at the U.S, detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, brandish their portraits during a protest to demand their release, outside the American Embassy in the capital Sanaa, on Jan. 11, 2014. MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP/GETTY IMAGES