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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visits Knesset in Jerusalem
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (LC) is welcomed during a reception ceremony held by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (RC) upon his arrival at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 15, 2010. UPI/Yin Bogu/POOL
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Reuven Rivlin (Hebrew: ראובן ריבלין‎, born 9 September 1939) is an Israeli lawyer, politician, currently serving as a speaker of the Knesset. He belongs to conservative Likud. A former Speaker of the Knesset, in 2007 he ran in the election for President as the Likud candidate. He withdrew after the first round of voting when it became clear that Kadima MK Shimon Peres had sufficiently broad support to inevitably win in a run-off.

Born in Jerusalem, he received an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked as a lawyer.

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