(left) Police stand over the body of Aleksandrin Bazhilov, 30, at an Exxon station after he was shot dead by police as he held a woman clerk hostage with what appeared to be a gun to her head during a standoff on Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn, Va. Monday. The hostage received minor injuries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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