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FILE - In this April 22, 2006 file picture  Sir Simon Rattle, speaks at a press  conference in Berlin. British conductor Simon Rattle will leave his post as the artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic when his contract ends in 2018. Rattle says he will be 64 by then and wants to make room for someone else to take over after 16 years as chief conductor. He said in a statement Thursday Jan 10, 2013  that he wanted to give the German capital’s renowned orchestra enough time to find a successor over the coming five years.  (AP Photo/dapd/ Berthold Stadler,File)

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