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Bob Geldof and the Launch of 'Live 8'

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Bob Geldof and the Launch of 'Live 8'

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Bob Geldof and the Launch of 'Live 8'

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Sir Bob Geldof at the launch of 'Live 8 - The Long Walk to Justice' in London, May 31, 2005. Corbis hide caption

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Twenty years after Live Aid, Bob Geldof launches another group of international concerts aimed at fighting poverty and famine in Africa.

The musician and activist recently announced plans for concerts to be held on July 2, in five countries. He calls next month's concerts "Live 8" — because they're scheduled just days before the leaders of the leading industrialized countries meet at the G-8 summit in Scotland.