People: People, May 16, 1949

Afghanistan's King Mohamed Zahir Shah, 34, troubled for some time with an ailing eye, announced plans for his first trip to the U.S. to have it looked after by a specialist.

Iraq's King Feisal II, 14, entered the third form at Harrow, where he will be addressed as Feisal Hussein in class, will use his title only on vacations.

Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako, earnestly cooperating in debunking the Shinto myth, presented convincing proof of their democratic leanings. At a palace celebration of the second anniversary of Japan's democratic constitution, they led the assembled...

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