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Law on mission in Afghanistan

September 02, 2008|From the Associated Press

British actor Jude Law is visiting Afghanistan to promote peace in the war-ravaged country.

Together with director Jeremy Gilley, the Oscar-nominated Law has returned to Afghanistan to help maintain momentum for Peace Day -- an annual day on Sept. 21 urging a global cease-fire and nonviolence.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted Peace Day in 2001, after a lobbying campaign by Gilley that he documented in the film "Peace One Day."

"When I left Kabul last year, I was hugely moved not by the conflict that I have read so much about, but by the people's courage and the people's sense of hope," Law told reporters Monday in Kabul.

"It seemed that they really want to make this day, the Peace Day, work," he said. "And they did."

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