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Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Black Keys Global Citizen Concert Shines Spotlight On Poverty (PHOTOS)

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By The Associated Press   09/30/12 12:34 AM ET  AP

NEW YORK -- A crowd of about 60,000 music fans packed Central Park on Saturday night for the Global Citizen Festival, a free concert aimed at calling attention to worldwide poverty and featuring John Legend, Foo Fighters, Neil Young and other performers.

The concert was scheduled around the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. The festival's organizers used a social media campaign as a means of helping educate concert-goers about global issues including child mortality, polluted drinking water, malaria and other ills that confront the world's poor.

Here is a gallery of photos from the show.

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  • Dave Grohl

    Musician Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Dan Auerbach

    Guitarist Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys performs at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Olivia Wilde

    Actress Olivia Wilde speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Dave Grohl

    Musician Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Neil Young, Frank Sampedro

    Musician Neil Young, right, performs with Frank Sampedro from his band Crazy Horse at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Selena Gomez

    Actress Selena Gomez speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Neil Young, Frank Sampedro, Ralph Molina

    Musician Neil Young, right, performs with his band Crazy Horse including Frank Sampedro, left, and Ralph Molina, at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Sophia Bush

    Actress Sophia Bush speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Neil Young

    Musician Neil Young performs with his band Crazy Horse at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Neil Young

    Musician Neil Young performs with his band Crazy Horse at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Dave Grohl

    Musician Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Dave Grohl

    Musician Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney

    Guitarist Dan Auerbach, right, and drummer Patrick Carney of The Black Keys perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


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