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From Our Own Correspondent: Hugh Sykes

Hugh Sykes started his career as a reporter at the BBC in Bristol in 1974.

As a child he lived in Germany, Iran, Canada and the UK.

His hobbies include going to the cinema and photography.

From Our Own Correspondent is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. You can read and listen to despatches and watch other correspondent profiles at the website .

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