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Died, the former King of Afghanistan

July 23 2007
11:40

At the 93-year life in Afghanistan has died, the former King Mohammed Zahir Shah of the country. He ruled the state for 40 years, was the last ruler of the royal kind Durrani Pashtun.
Zahir Shah ascended the throne in 1933, when he was 17 years old. The former king owned several foreign languages. In 1973 he overthrew Mohammad Daoud plemennik. This happened when he was on a visit to Italy. Zahir Shah abdicated, and lived in Italy.
In 2002, after the overthrow of the fundamentalist Taliban, he returned to Afghanistan. Glory and honor to have been provided with the former governor, but no posts he held. His only title in recent years was "Father of the Nation".
Zahir Shah's reign, many called the "golden age". All those years, the country with no one fighting, and moving along the path of reform and economic development, maintaining friendly relations with many neighboring countries. Reports Pravda.ru.

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