The Real Deal



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The Secret Life of Kim Jong Il
June 30, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 India: The Kidnapping Business
 Laos: Licensed to Kill


ARTS
 Books: Searching for the 'Zone'


NOTEBOOK
 Terror: Poisonous Minds
 China: Stop the Presses
 Sports: The Real Deal
 China: Stealing Beauty
 Milestones
 Verbatim


TRAVEL
 Goa: Sipping on Susegado


CNN.com: Top Headlines
Football fans want to know: Why did Real Madrid pay a majestic $41 million for Manchester United star and England captain David Beckham? The Spanish club already has another magician in right midfield, Luis Figo, who produces more goals and assists than Beckham does and leads him in free-kick conversions, the English player's stock-in-trade. The answer came last week from Tokyo, where Beckham and his wife, Victoria, arrived to promote a brand of chocolate and a chain of beauty salons. Wherever they went, the couple was mobbed by fans wearing Beckham...

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