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Mourning a fallen leader

The week's news at a glance.

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Thousands of Afghans waved banners and carried portraits of the anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud this week, on the first anniversary of his assassination. Al Qaida terrorists posing as journalists killed the popular Northern Alliance leader in a suicide bombing last year—just two days before the terror attacks on America. President Hamid Karzai, away on a visit to the U.S., paid his respects earlier to the man who likely would have become president had he lived. And former Afghan king Mohammad Zahir Shah eulogized Massoud as “a brave warrior and a fearless fighter.”

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