World Lens: Week in Review — Jan. 24

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Appointed Cultural Ambassador by Hillary Clinton

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the all-time greats of American basketball, has been cast in a new role, having been named as an American cultural ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In that capacity, Abdul-Jabbar will represent the United States abroad in an effort to engage young people to help promote democracy.


 (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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