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July 24th, 2009
World Links: Trial of Burmese Dissident Aung San Suu Kyi Concludes, Wildfires Sweep Europe

Lawyers at the trial of Burmese political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi present closing arguments in a session at Insein Prison in Rangoon.The Nobel laureate is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest and faces five years in prison if convicted.

Incumbent Kyrgystan President Kermanbek Bakiyev wins reelection by a projected 85 percent amid accusations by international observers of voter irregularities.

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya travels to Nicaraguan border towns and vows to reenter Honduras to reclaim the presidency. Zelaya was removed from office in a coup last month after being accused of abusing power.

Wildfires spread through Spain, France, Greece and the Italian island of Sardina, killing seven.

Nigerian rebels in the Niger Delta declare a ceasefire after the Nigerian government releases rebel leader Henry Okah.

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