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We Can Lead The World Again


BERLIN, July 24 -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, addressing a huge crowd here Thursday, called on nations to "renew the goal of a world without nuclear weapons" and unite to defeat terrorism while tearing down the "new walls" that divide people nearly 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In a rousing speech that covered an array of international issues, the senator from Illinois evoked the Berlin airlift of 1948 and the Cold War struggle against communism to urge Europeans and Americans not to "turn inward" but to dedicate themselves to a new era of cooperation.