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Benazir Bhutto, 1953-2007

Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto knew the violence of political life in Pakistan from an early age, but she continued her commitment to democracy despite the threats against her. Bhutto was fatally shot at age 54 on Dec. 27, 2007, at a political rally in Rawalpindi.

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Masses Mourn Bhutto as Unrest Spreads
Article | LARKANA, Pakistan, Dec. 28 -- Waving colorful party flags and venting rage at the government, tens of thousands of followers of Benazir Bhutto gave her a boisterous farewell at her funeral Friday. A day after the former prime minister's assassination, unrest spread to many parts of the country, and...
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Article | RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Dec. 27 -- Benazir Bhutto, for decades the central figure in a tortured struggle to bring democratic rule to Pakistan, was assassinated Thursday afternoon as she waved to supporters after a political rally, plunging the country into new turmoil just days before scheduled...

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