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Leafs' Brian Burke among visitors to Afghanistan

Updated: March 30, 2010, 3:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

Tom Anselmi's voice sounded a bit ragged across the miles, a victim of the perpetual sandstorms in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

It was a reminder of the distance, not just in miles, that separates the world we inhabit here in North America, and the daily lives of the soldiers from Canada, the United States and beyond whose duties have taken them to this long-troubled country.

The executive vice president and COO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is in the midst of his fourth ...

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