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Legendary Arab Singer Sabah Fakhri Dies at 88

Sabah Fakhri performing in Carthage, near Tunis, Tunisia, on July 27, 2010. 

Sabah Fakhri performing in Carthage, near Tunis, Tunisia, on July 27, 2010. 

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Beirut (AP) -- One of the Arab world’s most famous singers, Sabah Fakhri, who has entertained generations with traditional songs and preserved nearly extinct forms of Arabic music, has died, Syria’s government said Tuesday. He was 88.