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I watch the sun leaving me...and the shadow of this warrior falls back into the mountains. I touch the ground which caresses him...and weep for a man who believed in the goodness of others...who wanted nothing more than freedom...
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Level 50 Movie Buff
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Total Medals Earned: 1,351 (From 155 different games.)
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