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QUEEN SOFIA OF SPAIN VISITS A BANGLADESH VILLAGE.
Queen Sofia of Spain visits a village near Comilla town, 100 km (62 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka February 15, 2004. Queen Sofia visited the village on Sunday to see how microcredit facilities from the Grameen Bank, a leading microfinancer, changes the plight of the poor in rural Bangladesh. The queen arrived in Dhaka on Saturday to attend a four-day summit of Asia-Pacific non-government organisations on Monday, aimed at making microfinancing more helpful for the poor. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman NA/FA