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Ahmadinejad to join leaders in Bali

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Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is among world leaders set to begin talks Thursday at a democracy forum in Bali, but critics say Tehran will use the event as a platform to project international legitimacy. 

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks to journalists as he arrives in Denpasar. Ahmadinejad is among world leaders set to begin talks Thursday at a democracy forum in Bali, but critics say Tehran will use the event as a platform to project international legitimacy.

The fifth Bali Democracy Forum has attracted record numbers of heads of state and government, including Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak.

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