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Bono joins world leaders at Global Citizen Fest

/ 11:15 PM September 20, 2013

Irish singer Bono waits for the beginning of a reception with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and ambassadors of the ONE Foundation against poverty in Berlin, Germany. AP

NEW YORK — U2 frontman Bono and a long list of world leaders will attend next week’s Global Citizen Festival to help fight poverty.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, leaders from several countries and U.S. lawmakers will join Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer at the free concert Sept. 28 in New York’s Central Park. The concert coincides with the U.N. General Assembly, and fans earn free tickets for helping spread the word or volunteering to help end world poverty.

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Bono will present Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with a Global Citizen Movement Award for her work on women’s equality.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak also are expected to attend.

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