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August 20, 2003
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Jewish groups mourned the death of the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, who died in a bombing Tuesday in Baghdad. The death of Sergio Vieira de Mello, along with at least 16 others in the blast at the U.N. building, is a “huge loss to the international community,” the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement. The Simon Wiesenthal Center described the bombing as “another horrific reminder that terrorists are the enemies of peace and the very values that the United Nations was founded on.”

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