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    President Habib Bourguibe of Tunisia received the heads of foreign diplomatic missions at the Carthage Palace in Tunis, on Friday (1 June), as part of the celebrations marking the anniversary of his return from exile, June the First is "Festival of Victory Day."
    President Bourguibe returned in 1955 and was elected President when Tunisia was granted independence in ???.

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    President Habib Bourguibe of Tunisia received the heads of foreign diplomatic missions at the Carthage Palace in Tunis, on Friday (1 June), as part of the celebrations marking the anniversary of his return from exile, June the First is "Festival of Victory Day."
    President Bourguibe returned in 1955 and was elected President when Tunisia was granted independence in ???. On Friday he freed 1???2 prisoners among whom wares two-army lieutenants originally sentenced to death for having taken part in an attempt to assassinate the president in 1962.

    Although now in his 70th year and having recently recovered from a heart-attack, President Bourguiba has recently taken up travelling and public speaking with all his old vigour. On June 28 of last year he saw President Pompidou in Paris on his first official visit to France since independence.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Carthage Palace in Tunis on Friday, President Habib Bourguiba received the heads of foreign diplomatic missions. This was part of the celebrations on Festival of Victory Day to mark the 18th anniversary of his return from exile. The President returned in 1955 and was elected President with the granting of independence the following year.

    The President also pardoned nearly 200 prisoners on Friday. Among them were two army lieutenants originally sentenced to death for having taken part in an attempt to assassinate the President in 1962.

    Although now in his 70th year and recently recovered from a heart-attack, he has made several speeches throughout the country and has planned a programme of foreign visits.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3HSMD2XSITJXL4J49FWBK9AX9
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HSMD2XSITJXL4J49FWBK9AX9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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