Passings 2007: World Leaders






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Teddy Kollek, 95

Six-term mayor of Jerusalem; tried to balance needs of Jewish and Arab populations. Jan. 2.





Maurice Papon, 96

Former French Cabinet minister convicted of complicity in World War II crimes. Feb. 17.





Tosiwo Nakayama, 75

First president of Federated States of Micronesia as it emerged from U.S. control. March 29.





Boris Yeltsin, 76

Former Russian president who helped bring demise of Soviet Union. April 23. |





Kurt Waldheim, 88

U.N. secretary-general; Austrian president; was revealed to have been in German army unit that committed atrocities in World War II. June 14.





Mohammad Zahir Shah, 92

Afghanistan's last king, who oversaw four decades of peace before a 1973 coup. July 23.





Luis Herrera Campins, 82

Former Venezuelan president; part of a generation of leaders who helped usher in democracy in the 1950s. Nov. 9.





Ian Smith, 88

Rhodesia's last white prime minister; his attempts to resist black rule brought isolation and civil war. Nov. 20.





Benazir Bhutto, 54

Pakistan's first female prime minister. After exile, returned to Pakistan as an opposition leader. Dec. 27.




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