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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives at the RTE television studios in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010.  Blair was in the Irish capital for a book signing of his new autobiography. Blair's long-awaited memoir hit bookstores Wednesday, and the revealing, self-justifying 700-page volume provides plenty of fodder for the former British leader's supporters _ and detractors. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives at the RTE television studios in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. Blair was in the Irish capital for a book signing of his new autobiography. Blair's long-awaited memoir hit bookstores Wednesday, and the revealing, self-justifying 700-page volume provides plenty of fodder for the former British leader's supporters _ and detractors. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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