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Thousands of young men came forward, willing to defend their country.
Steps are being taken to defend the city against attack.
You have a right to defend yourself if you are being attacked.
Mr Rose defended the committee's decision to publish the report early.
He vigorously defended his party's record on human rights.
They must be given the opportunity to defend themselves against these allegations.
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