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Former President Clinton Turns 60


One of America's best-known baby boomers, former President Bill Clinton, celebrated his 60th birthday Saturday.

Mr. Clinton, however, says he is not happy about this particular birthday. During last week's AIDS conference in Canada, he said for most of his working life he felt like he was the youngest person at the table. Now, he says, he feels like the oldest person in the room.

The former president turned international activist, however, has not let his age slow him down. Through his foundation, he continues to address some of the most pressing international problems - including poverty, AIDS, children's health and global climate change.

A spokesman for the 42nd president of the United States said Mr. Clinton would spend his birthday with his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea.

An American expression, the term "baby boomer" refers to someone born during the period of increased birth rates following World War Two. It commonly refers to people born between 1946 and 1964.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters

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