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US airports will scan 97% of outbound flyers' faces within 4 years 

A traveller (L) checks in at a Lufthansa automated machine at Frankfurt's Airport February 17, 2010. Pilots at German flagship airline Lufthansa said they would hold a four-day strike starting on Monday in a dispute over pay and job security. Pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Wednesday that 94 percent of its members had approved the action during a month-long ballot and were ready to hold additional walkouts if necessary.     REUTERS/Johannes Eisele   (GERMANY - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS) - GM1E62H1OFK02

Airport face scans could catch people who have overstayed their visas. Image: REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Kristin Houser
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