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'A Mighty Heart': World remembers Daniel Pearl, beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002

Daniel Pearl born on October 10, 1963, was a journalist for The Wall Street Journal with American and Israeli citizenship who was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan.

Pearl's killer sentenced to death

Saeed Sheikh, (2R), the father of Sheikh Omar, a British-born Islamic militant sentenced to death for killing US reporter Daniel Pearl, walks with lawyer Khwaja Sultan (R) outside the court after the hearing in Karachi, 11 December 2006. 

A Pakistani court indefinitely adjourned an appeal by a militant sentenced to death for killing US reporter Daniel Pearl, only a day after the case got underway following a four-year delay. 
 

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Pearl's wife

French journalist and writer Mariane Pearl, wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl.

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Omar on death row

Pakistani policemen stand guard outside the Central Jail, where Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was on death row for the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl, in Hyderabad.
 

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Film based on Pearl's life

Pakistani policemen (R) escort a group of British men working on a movie on the life of Daniel Pearl in Karachi, August 5th 2006. 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt teamed up for a film - A Mighty Heart, based on the story of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.

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Daniel Pearl: 'A Mighty Heart'

US actor and producer Brad Pitt waves to photographers as he poses during a photocall for British director Michael Winterbottom's film 'A Mighty Heart' in the Festival Palace in Cannes in 2006. 

On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. 

As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned.

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Pearl's memorial day

The portrait used by artist Levi Ponce for his Memorial Day mural project of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, near his old neigbourhood in Los Angeles, California.

Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by a terrorist group in Pakistan in 2002 while doing an investigative story.
 

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Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Singer Meesha Shafi from the Pakistani band Overload performs during a concert at the Daniel Pearl World Music Days in Islamabad in 2010.

A musical evening was organized to pay homage to slain US journalist Daniel Pearl.

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Nasir Sain pays tribute to Pearl

Nasir Sain beats his drum as he performs with Pakistani band Overload during a concert at the Daniel Pearl World Music Days in Islamabad in 2010.
 

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