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Netanyahu, Israeli leaders mourn the loss of Shimon Peres

Netanyahu, Israeli leaders mourn the loss of Shimon Peres

"He worked to his last days for peace and a better future for all," Israel's prime minister said.

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Shimon Peres speaking during an interview in the president's residence in Jerusalem, April 10, 2013. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

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OSLO, NORWAY - 1994:  In this handout from the Government Press Office, (R-L) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian leasder Yaser Arafat, the joint Nobel Peace Prize winners for 1994, in Olso, Norway. (Photo by Government Press Office via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Yitzak Rabin;Shimon Peres;Yaser Arafat

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