Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks during ...
Jan 28th, 2012
(Reuters) - Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks during the International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Raul Wallenberg square in Stockholm January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Leif R. Jansson/Scanpix (SWEDEN - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN -
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