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Judge Karen Khalil sits beside a framed photo of her six uncles that served in the military at Redford District Court (17th District) in Redford on Nov. 5, 2012. Veterans participate in special veterans court aimed at helping veterans who have been charged with drug and non-violent offenses. The specialized courts are a growing trend in courts across the country since Buffalo, N.Y. first started its vets court a few years ago. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)