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Officials in Pristina, Kosovo, unveiled an 11-foot statue of former President Bill Clinton on Sunday. Many ethnic Albanians admire him for his role in stopping the Serbian crackdown on their bid for independence 10 years ago, "I never expected that anywhere, someone would make such a big statue of me," Clinton said.

PRISTINA, Kosovo (Nov. 1) – Thousands of ethnic Albanians braved low temperatures and a cold wind in Kosovo’s capital Pristina to welcome former President Bill Clinton on Sunday as he attended the unveiling of an 11-foot (3.5-meter) statue of himself on a key boulevard that also bears his name.

Clinton is celebrated as a hero by Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority for launching NATO’s bombing campaign against Yugoslavia in 1999 that stopped the brutal Serb forces’ crackdown on independence-seeking ethnic Albanians.
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