World leaders react to Shinzo Abe's assassination

Shinzo Abe
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Monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers around the world paid tribute to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after he was assassinated Friday.

Abe died after being shot with a homemade firearm while campaigning for a candidate from his Liberal Democratic Party ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections. Police have charged 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami with Abe's murder.

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