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Holbrooke in critical condition

File photo of Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. State Department said on Saturday, that Holbrooke, 69, is in critical condition at a Washington hospital after surgery to repair a tear in his aorta was completed Saturday morning. His family is with him.  

Richard Holbrooke, United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was said to be in critical condition on Saturday after he collapsed the day before during an official function.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said in a message that on Saturday doctors at George Washington University Hospital had completed surgery to repair a tear in Mr. Holbrooke’s aorta. However he remained critical, and “had been joined by his family,” Mr. Crowley said.

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