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US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Kofi Annan pose before the Action Group on Syria meeting at the UN’s headquarters in Geneva in 2012

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Meeting Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s president, in Baghdad in 1998 in an attempt to reach a peaceful solution to the stand-off between Iraq and the UN

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Mr Annan and Han Seung-soo, president of the UN General Assembly, show off their Nobel Peace Prize awards at Oslo City Hall, Norway, in 2001

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In 1998 the UN secretary-general visited the Mulire Genocide memorial in Rwanda

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Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in talks with Mr Annan in Damascus in 2012

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Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson and Mr Annan, on a Swedish lake in 1997. Tradition dictates Sweden’s PM rows a boat at his summer residence at Harpsund with foreign visitors

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Mr Annan and Nelson Mandela at the fifth annual Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg

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The former secretary-general greeting President George W Bush at UN headquarters in 2003

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Mr Annan consoles family members of victims of a massacre by pro-Indonesia militia in Liquisa, East Timor, in 2000

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Mr Annan meets Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare in July 2018

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Mr Annan in Geneva following a meeting in which he agreed to chair the committee which will award a $5m prize for achievement in African leadership, founded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

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