Elton John Wows Congress with Pitch To Protect Global Anti-AIDS Funding

The famed English musician and evangelical pastor Rick Warren join forces at a Senate hearing.
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Sir Elton John (R), Founder, Elton John Aids Foundation, and Pastor Rick Warren shake hands before testifying at a U.S. Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on Global Health Programs to urge critical support in global fight against HIV/AIDS at the Senate Dirksen Building on May 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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"Back in your cages. Give these people a break," quipped Senator Lindsey Graham, shooing away photographers who swarmed pop star Elton John and celebrity pastor Rick Warren as they arrived Wednesday to testify about the American role in battling the global AIDS epidemic.

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