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By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - After a galaxy of starsrocked the world in the largest live concert ever held,politicians said on Sunday people power could make a differenceas world leaders prepared to meet to relieve poverty.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandelacalled on the world's most powerful leaders to prevent genocideby tackling poverty in Africa, saying failure to do so would bea crime against humanity.
By Paul Majendie and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock stars staged theworld's biggest live concert on Saturday to pressure richnations into doing more for the poor.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock and roll stars willgrace stages across the globe on Saturday for what is beingbilled as the greatest music show ever, in a bid to putpressure on world leaders to do more to help the poor.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Final preparations were under way onFriday for what organizers promised would be the greatest musicshow on Earth, with pop stars leaving their egos backstage toraise awareness of poverty in Africa.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Two exhausted men have worked behind thescenes, into the early hours, for eight weeks to pull off whatpromises to be the greatest music show on earth.
By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Many of Italy's biggest pop stars haveshaken off their initial skepticism about Live 8 and agreed toperform on the Rome stage of the international anti-povertyrock extravaganza on Saturday.
By Cameron French BARRIE, Ontario (Reuters) - Park Place in Barrie, Ontario,doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Rome's CircusMaximus, the Palace of Versailles, Hyde Park or the BrandenburgGate in Berlin as the venue for a rock concert.
LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of people queued through thenight on Wednesday for their last chance to see thestar-studded Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park. Additional tickets to watch the event live were beingdistributed from 3 p.m.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Live 8 rock concertshighlighting Africa's woes should have been staged in theworld's poorest continent with global stars performingalongside local acts, organizers of the Johannesburg gig saidTuesday.
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