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News Brief

October 22, 2003
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Date sellers in Cairo are honoring French President Jacques Chirac’s opposition to the Gulf War and support for the Palestinians. The best and most expensive dates on sale in the city for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been given the name “Chirac dates,” according to French news reports. Chirac dates are on sale at more than $3 a kilogram, double the price of the next highest quality, “Yasser Arafat dates.”

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