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Mohammad Zahir Shah (1914-2007) was the last King of Afghanistan. The 40 years of his rule are remembered as a time of peace. He is seen here in 1963. Ten years later, his government was overthrown while he sought medical treatment in Italy. He returned to Afghanistan in 2002 to give his blessing to the new democratic government.
Mohammad Zahir Shah (1914-2007) was the last King of Afghanistan. The 40 years of his rule are remembered as a time of peace. He is seen here in 1963. Ten years later, his government was overthrown while he sought medical treatment in Italy. He returned to Afghanistan in 2002 to give his blessing to the new democratic government.
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