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Published June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM

WHO declares pandemic

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, left, listens to Keiji Fukuda, assistant Director-General, during a press conference at the World Health Organization, WHO, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 11, 2009. The World Health Organization held an emergency swine flu meeting Thursday and declared phase 6, the first flu pandemic in 41 years as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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