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Bob Geldof and the Launch of 'Live 8'

Twenty years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof launches another group of international concerts aimed at fighting poverty and famine in Africa.

The musician and activist recently announced plans for concerts to be held on July 2, in five countries. He calls next month's concerts "Live 8" -- because they're scheduled just days before the leaders of the leading industrialized countries meet at the G-8 summit in Scotland.

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