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President Jalal Talabani (file photo) (epa)
May 20, 2007 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is to fly on May 20 to the United States for a scheduled medical checkup.
Talabani is to visit the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
Talabani is 73 years old and collapsed in late February and was rushed to hospital.
He was transferred to Amman, Jordan, and was said to be suffering from exhaustion and dehydration caused by lung and sinus infections.
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