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Richard Holbrooke: A Life In Diplomacy

U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who was President Barack Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan and who brokered the peace deal that ended the war in Bosnia, has died in Washington at the age of 69.

Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke talk inside their limousine after Tudjman's arrival at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on October 31, 1995, to attend the Balkan peace talks.
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Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke talk inside their limousine after Tudjman's arrival at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on October 31, 1995, to attend the Balkan peace talks.

Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is greeted by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke after arriving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton on October 31, 1995, to attend the Balkan peace talks.
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Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is greeted by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke after arriving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton on October 31, 1995, to attend the Balkan peace talks.

Richard Holbrooke sits with an unidentified member of the Kosovo Liberation Army at KLA headquarters in Junik, southwest of Pristina, during a shuttle diplomatic effort to stop violence in Kosovo on June 24, 1998.
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Richard Holbrooke sits with an unidentified member of the Kosovo Liberation Army at KLA headquarters in Junik, southwest of Pristina, during a shuttle diplomatic effort to stop violence in Kosovo on June 24, 1998.

Ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova (center) holds hands with U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke and British Ambassador to Yugoslavia Brian Donnelly in Pristina on October 10, 1998.
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Ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova (center) holds hands with U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke and British Ambassador to Yugoslavia Brian Donnelly in Pristina on October 10, 1998.

Richard Holbrooke, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, confers with Secretary-General Kofi Annan during a Security Council meeting on the Democratic Republic of Congo on January 26, 2000.
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Richard Holbrooke, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, confers with Secretary-General Kofi Annan during a Security Council meeting on the Democratic Republic of Congo on January 26, 2000.

Richard Holbrooke enters a tent to meet a displaced Pakistani family in Mardan on June 4, 2009. The United States was seeking emergency aid to help Pakistanis displaced by a military offensive against the Taliban in the northwest.
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Richard Holbrooke enters a tent to meet a displaced Pakistani family in Mardan on June 4, 2009. The United States was seeking emergency aid to help Pakistanis displaced by a military offensive against the Taliban in the northwest.

Richard Holbrooke visits Pakistan's Swat Valley, where the Pakistani Army had been engaged in an operation against Taliban militants, on January 14, 2010.
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Richard Holbrooke visits Pakistan's Swat Valley, where the Pakistani Army had been engaged in an operation against Taliban militants, on January 14, 2010.

Richard Holbrooke talks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry during a visit to Kandahar on June 21, 2010.
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Richard Holbrooke talks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry during a visit to Kandahar on June 21, 2010.

Richard Holbrooke hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on June 22, 2010.
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Richard Holbrooke hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on June 22, 2010.

Holbrooke with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani during a visit to Islamabad on July 18, 2010.
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Holbrooke with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani during a visit to Islamabad on July 18, 2010.

Richard Holbrooke attends a Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting in Brussels on October 15, 2010.
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Richard Holbrooke attends a Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting in Brussels on October 15, 2010.

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