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Shinzo Abe, Moammar Gadhafi And Other Political Assassinations This Century

Mourners offer flowers at the entrance of the LDP headquarters following the death of Shinzo Abe, July 10.

Mourners offer flowers at the entrance of the LDP headquarters following the death of Shinzo Abe, July 10.

Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg

(AP) -- Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday by a gunman who opened fire on him as he delivered a campaign speech on a street in western Japan.

Here's a global look at other high-profile assassinations in the 21st century: