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2007 Deadliest Year For Journalists In A Decade

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A media watchdog group said Monday that 64 journalists in 17 countries have died while covering the news in 2007 _ the deadliest year in more than a decade.

The Committee to Protect Journalists said in an annual report that Iraq led the list for the fifth year in a row, with 31 dead _ one fewer than a year ago. Somalia was second with seven dead in 2007, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka each recorded five deaths.