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FEBRUARY 21, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 7

C O V E R   S T O R Y
Cinema: Hollywood's Hamlet
Pummeled by his Titanic fame, the painfully self-aware teen heartthrob Leo DiCaprio works hardest at not giving away too much of himself off-screen
Leography: DiCaprio's latest film, The Beach, only highlights the strength of his earlier work
Paradise Lost: Even the real "beach" is changing fast


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JAPAN: The Teflon Premier
Even as Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi seems to be doing everything wrong, his political position grows stronger
Going Boldly Where No Woman Has Gone Before: Osaka's new governor breaks the mold

INDIA: Fiery Words
The brother of the man who shot Mahatma Gandhi speaks out

AFGHANISTAN: What a Long, Strange Trip
The peaceful resolution of the hijacking of an Afghan commercial airliner raises more questions than it answers




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