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World Leaders Mourn Madrid Dead

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and other high-level international figures attend the state funeral for victims of the March 11 train bombings in Madrid. Powell also urged Spain not to withdraw its troops from occupied Iraq. Spain's incoming prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has maintained that he intends to take the country's troops out by June 30. Hear NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.