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Kofi Annan: 1938 - 2018
Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died at the age of 80, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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August 02, 2012
U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva August...
Geneva, Switzerland
U.N.-Arab League mediator Annan addresses a news conference in Geneva
U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva August 2, 2012. Former U.N. Secretary-General Annan is stepping down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS HEADSHOT CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
UN ASSEMBLY
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September 19, 2006
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan listens during the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations...
New York, UNITED STATES
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan listens during the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations...
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan listens during the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 19, 2006. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)
NOBEL
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December 10, 2001
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (L) and Korean Foreign
Minister and President of the General...
Oslo, Norway
UN'S KOFI ANNAN AND KOREAN HAN RECEIVE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (L) and Korean Foreign
Minister and President of the General Assembly Han Seung Soo show their
medals and certificate during the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
December 10, 2001. Annan received the centenary Nobel Peace Prize
alongside the United Nations.

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September 11, 2007
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan displays a AK47 gun transformed to a guitar at Vienna's...
Vienna, Austria
Former UN Secretary General Annan displays a AK47 gun transformed to a guitar in Vienna's UN headquarters...
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan displays a AK47 gun transformed to a guitar at Vienna's U.N. headquarters September 11, 2007. At the Vienna International Center, Annan was guest of honour at the naming ceremony of the Kofi Annan Building on Tuesday. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA)
SYRIA CRISIS/UN
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July 20, 2012
Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan looks out of a window from his office before a meeting with...
Geneva, Switzerland
Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan looks out of a window from his office before a meeting with...
Joint Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan looks out of a window from his office before a meeting with Major-General Robert Mood of Norway at the United Nations in Geneva July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
ANAN
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February 17, 2000
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan consoles family members of victims of last April's massacre...
Liquisa, East Timor
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan consoles family members of victims of last April's massa.....
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan consoles family members of victims of last April's massacre by pro-Indonesia militia in Liquisa, 30 km west of DIli February 17. At least 50 people were killed after pro-Indonesian militia and Indonesian soldiers attacked hundreds of refugees seeking shelter in a church compound.
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February 01, 2008
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) talks with former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Nairobi...
Nairobi, Kenya
U.N. Secretary-General Ban discusses with former U.N. Secretary-General Annan in Nairobi
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) talks with former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Nairobi February 1, 2008. Ban flew into Kenya on Friday to provide heavyweight diplomatic clout for efforts to end a month of post-election turmoil in which more than 850 people have been killed. REUTERS/Bernat Armangue/Pool (KENYA)
FORUM
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January 28, 2001
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (L) laughs with Secretary General of the U.N. Kofi Annan (R) a press...
Davos, Switzerland
YASSER ARAFAT LAUGHS AT A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH KOFI ANNAN IN DAVOS.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (L) laughs with Secretary General of the U.N. Kofi Annan (R) a press conference after a meeting in the Hotel Seehof in Davos January 28, 2001. Arafat said he was still committed to the Middle East peace process despite a hardline speech he gave earlier in th day at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak cancelled peace talks on Sunday scheduled with Arafat in Stockholm next week. REUTERS/Stringer

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UN-ASSEMBLY
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September 21, 1999
U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) speaks with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during a luncheon in honor...
New York, USA
PRESIDENT CLINTON AND SECRETARY GENERAL AT UN LUNCHEON.
U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) speaks with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during a luncheon in honor of heads of state and delegations at the United Nations in New York, September 21. The 54th Session of the General Assembly opened this week at the U.N..

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BUSH UN
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February 13, 2006
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) listens to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan during their meeting in...
Washington, UNITED STATES
US President Bush meets with UN Secretary-General Annan in Washington
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) listens to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, February 13, 2006. REUTERS/Jim Young
RUSSIA-POLITICS/
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April 29, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (C, back), former...
MOSCOW REGION, Russia
Putin meets with members of the Elders group outside Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (C, back), former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (2nd R) and other members of the Elders group at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, April 29, 2015. Members of the Elders independent group are global political and public figures, who held top posts in their countries and international organizations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia official web site. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SYRIA-ANNAN/
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February 27, 2012
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (L) listens to U.N. -Arab League Envoy on Syria Kofi Annan after...
Geneva, Switzerland
Iran's Foreign Minister Salehi listens to U.N. -Arab League Envoy on Syria Annan after a meeting aside...
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (L) listens to U.N. -Arab League Envoy on Syria Kofi Annan after a meeting aside of the 19th session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva February 27, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE
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February 21, 2003
French President Jacques Chirac listens to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during the Franco-African...
Paris, France
FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC LISTENS TO UN SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI
ANNAN DURING THE FRANCO AFRICAN...
French President Jacques Chirac listens to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during the Franco-African Summit in Paris, February 21, 2003.

REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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June 30, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and...
Geneva, Switzerland
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton and Kofi Annan pose before the Action Group on Syria meeting at the United...
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, pose before the Action Group on Syria meeting at the United Nation's Headquarters in Geneva June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Haraz N. Ghanbari/Pool (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS)
GROUP
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July 08, 2005
UN Secretary General Annan arrives with Geldof and U2 lead singer Bono for a session at G8 summit in...
Gleneagles, UK
UN Secretary General Annan arrives with Geldof and U2 lead singer Bono for a session at G8 summit in...
UN Secretary General Annan arrives with Geldof and U2 lead singer Bono for a session at G8 summit in Gleneagles. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (L) arrives with "Make Poverty History" organiser Bob Geldof (C) and U2 lead singer Bono for a session of the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, July 8, 2005. REUTERS/WPA pool/AP/Alistair Grant/Pool
UN MINISTERS
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January 20, 2003
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks at a meeting on
counter terrorism in the Security...
New York, USA
SECRETARY GENERAL ANNAN SPEAKS AT SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks at a meeting on
counter terrorism in the Security Council at the United Nations in New
York January 20, 2003. Annan urged the world not to use the war against
terrorism to demonize political opponents and sacrifice civil
liberties. Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan (L) and French Foreign
Minister Dominique Galouzeau de Villepin listen. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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YUGOSLAVIA KOSOVO REFUGEES
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May 19, 1999
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan reaches to touch a small Albanian refugee girl as he visits the Stankovic...
Skopje, Macedonia
UN SECRETARY GENERAL ANNAN VISITS ALBANIAN REFUGEE CAMP.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan reaches to touch a small Albanian refugee girl as he visits the Stankovic refugee camp May 19. Annan is checking the economic and social situation in the country, the refugee crisis and what the international community could do to help.

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February 08, 2008
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan looks on during a news conference in Nairobi February 8, 2008....
Nairobi, Kenya
Former U.N. Secretary-General Annan looks on during a news conference in Nairobi
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan looks on during a news conference in Nairobi February 8, 2008. Kenya's feuding political parties have made progress and may reach a breakthrough within days on their major sticking point over a disputed December 27 election, Annan said on Friday. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna (KENYA)
MIDEAST
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September 03, 2006
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan smiles as he speaks with journalists at a news conference with Iranian...
Tehran, Iran
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan smiles as he speaks with journalists at a news conference with Iranian...
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan smiles as he speaks with journalists at a news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki (not pictured) in Tehran September 3, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)
BRITAIN/
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April 05, 2007
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (R) sits with Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer...
Gleneagles, United Kingdom
Former UN Secretary General Annan sits with Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Brown and church leaders...
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (R) sits with Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown (2nd R) and Church leaders Cardinal Keith O'Brien (2nd L) and Moderator of the Church of Scotland Alan McDonald (L) at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland April 5, 2007. The politicians and churchmen gathered to discuss progress made towards meeting the Millennium Development goals made during the G8 summit at Gleneagles in 2005. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)
UN IRAQ
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February 14, 2003
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (L) speaks with United
States Secretary of State Colin Powell...
New York, United States of America
KOFI ANNAN AND COLIN POWELL SPEAK BEFORE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING AT
UNITED NATIONS.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (L) speaks with United
States Secretary of State Colin Powell in the U.N. Security Council
chamber prior to an address to the Council by Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman
of the United Nations Monitoring Verification and Inspection Commission
at U.N. headquarters in New York, February 14, 2003. Blix was briefing
members of the Security Council on the status of the U.N. weapons
inspections in Iraq in an open high-level Security Council meeting.
REUTERS/Mike Segar Pictures of the month February 2003

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VATICAN
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April 08, 2005
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (R) and his wife Ann (2nd R) greet U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd...
Vatican City, Vatican
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (R) and his wife Ann (2nd R) greet U.S. President George W. Bush (2n.....
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (R) and his wife Ann (2nd R) greet U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd L) and his wife First Lady Laura Bush (L) in St. Peter's Square at the start of the funeral for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican April 8, 2005. The poor and the powerful of the earth rubbed shoulders to say their last goodbye to the Pope on Friday as the Vatican staged one of the most momentous funerals in history for the Polish Pontiff.
MIDEAST
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August 29, 2006
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (C) and Commander of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)...
Naqoura, Lebanon
U.N Secretary-General Annan and UNIFIL commander Alain Pelligrini arrive to visit troops in Naqoura
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (C) and Commander of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Alain Pellegrini (2nd R) arrive to visit troops at the U.N. base in Naqoura near the port city of Tyre (Soure) August 29, 2006. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (LEBANON)
SYRIA CRISIS/ANNAN
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August 02, 2012
U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan leaves after a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva August...
Geneva, Switzerland
U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan leaves after a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva
U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan leaves after a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva August 2, 2012. Former U.N. Secretary-General Annan is stepping down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 08, 2014
Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, Kofi Annan, attends a media launch of the Africa Progress Report...
London, United Kingdom
Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, Kofi Annan, attends a media launch of the Africa Progress Report...
Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, Kofi Annan, attends a media launch of the Africa Progress Report 2014 in London May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
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