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FILE - In this Monday, April 7, 1980 file photo, New York Mayor Edward Koch greets a commuter who had walked across the Brooklyn Bridge upon his arrival on the Manhattan side, New York. Surrounded by news reporters, Mayor Koch told New Yorkers crossing the Brooklyn Bridge that they were on a “bridge over troubled waters” but that the city would survive the transit strike. Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch died Friday morning Feb. 1, 2013 of congestive heart failure. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)

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