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The Elders' visit to Cyprus

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Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter and Lakhdar Brahimi travelled to Cyprus in October 2008. They sought to lend their support to the political leaders and members of civil society working to end the island's decades of division, and urge the international community to actively support the peace process.

The Elders met the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, young people from both communities, members of civil society and UN officials. In Nicosia, they took a walk down Ledra Street – the symbolically important crossing point that had been closed for decades.

Credit: David Hands | The Elders

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