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Richard Holbrooke

President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Zardari traveled to Washington to attend a memorial service for Ambassador Richard Holbrooke who died in December while serving as Obama's senior envoy to the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

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RICHARD C. HOLBROOKE, 69, the US’s troubleshooter in Af-Pak and a Democratic fixture since the ’60s. Was chief architect of the 1995 Dayton peace accords which ended the war in Bosnia.

In this Jan. 17, 2010, file photo, Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, listens to questions during a questions and answers session in Kabul, Afghanistan. Holbrooke, a longtime U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, died this morning. He was 69.

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U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke speaks at a Washington Ideas Forum, at the Newseum in Washington.

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The United States' special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, left, talks with Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at the latter's official residence, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Holbrooke is visiting Pakistan to discuss the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in the region.

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The top U.S. envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke talks with a displaced man inside his tent during his visit at the Chota Lahore refugee camp, at Swabi, in northwest Pakistan. Holbrooke visited Pakistani refugees who have fled fighting between their country's military and Taliban guerrillas and told them that the United States can't offer them security, but it can offer them aid.

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US Special Envoy for Afganistan and Pakistan region Richard Holbrooke, with Admiral Mike Mullen, at a CII meeting in New Delhi. Holbrooke is in India to discuss Washington's strategy aimed at ending terror threats emanating from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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