Photos: Suspect in terror

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  1. Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, left, in an undated photo, poses with a family member at the International School in Lome, Togo. Abdulmutallab, now 23, is charged in the United States with attempting to blow up a Northwest Airlines jet bound for Detroit on Christmas Day. (Mike Rimmer / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Nigerian Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a renowned ex-banker pictured in 1987, identified his son as the man arrested over the botched attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner. Mutallab last month reported to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria about his son's increasingly extremist religious views. (Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, in an undated photo from when he was a student in Lome, Togo. Described as a brilliant student, he was likened to an imam because of an Islamic fervor that ended up driving him away from his wealthy family. The family has promised to cooperate with security agencies in the investigation. (Mike Rimmer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, front left, with anti-war campaigner Brian Haw in front of Britain's Parliament in 2001. He was on a school trip to London with a group of fellow students from Togo. (Mike Rimmer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Nigerian student Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received a degree in engineering and business finance from University College London last year. (Daniel Deme / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, left, in Trafalgar Square, London, with a group of fellow students in 2001. Britain's Home Secretary Alan Johnson said police and security services are looking at whether Abdulmutallab was radicalized in Britain. (Mike Rimmer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Milan, Mich. Law enforcement officials say Abdulmutallab, 23, tried to detonate a small bag holding a potentially deadly concoction of liquid and powder explosive material. (U.S. Marshal's Service via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. A news vendor in Nigeria reads a front page story about countryman Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a bombing suspect in the United States. The Nigerian paper featured a mistaken photo that is not Abdulmutallab and later issued an apolog for the error. (Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in a screen capture taken from an Islamist Web site on Dec. 28, 2009. A regional wing of al Qaida claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day attack, saying it was to avenge U.S. attacks on the group in Yemen. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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