FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, soldiers and firefighters carry the body of Chile's President Salvador Allende, wrapped in a Bolivian poncho, out the destroyed La Moneda presidential palace ... more 
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, soldiers and firefighters carry the body of Chile's President Salvador Allende, wrapped in a Bolivian poncho, out the destroyed La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, after a coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet that ended Allende's three-year government. A scientific autopsy has confirmed that Allende committed suicide during the 1973 coup, Chilean court officials announced Tuesday. British ballistics expert David Prayer said Allende died of two shots fired from an assault rifle held between his legs and under his chin that was set to fire automatically. The bullets blew out the top of his head and killed him instantly. (AP Photo, File) less 
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Tue, Jul 19, 2011 1:31 PM EDT