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Welcome to Sarajevo 2012: Poignant pictures show transformation of war-torn city 15 years on from brutal siege

This is my favorite of the Sarajevo, 15 years onward series: here is the Sarajevo Holiday Inn. This building has so much historical significance for the Bosnian War; the shots that broke up the peace rally in April,1992 came from the Inn. Radovan Karadzic also set up his office here in the early stages of the conflict. Richard Holbrooke also wrote about staying here during the siege in his book To End a War.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Britain to continue poppy eradication in Afghanistan despite US reversal

The British Government said destroying poppy fields remained a key deterrent to growers and one of the seven pillars of its anti-opium strategy in Helmand province, just a day after Richard Holbrooke, the US envoy to Afghanistan, said that destroying the crop only drove poor farmers to join the insurgency.

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The Rise of Illiberal Democracy: "Suppose the election was declared free and fair," (Richard Holbrooke) said, and those elected are "racists, fascists, separatists, who are publicly opposed to [peace and reintegration]. That is the dilemma."

Recounts how the author's marriages to Peter Jennings and the late Richard Holbrooke were shaped by the beauty and allure of Paris, where she found enduring love and healing against a backdrop of historical events. "Paris: A Love Story" by Kati Marton

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World(Paperback) by Margaret MacMillan (Author) Richard Holbrooke (Foreword),http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002VM0KFK/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_25Dxtb0WM42E9251 $10.95 #paris #1919

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Amazon.com: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World (9780375760525): Margaret MacMillan, Richard Holbrooke, Casey Hampton: Books