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Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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CAUSE CÉLÈBRE VF's "Africa" issue By now you've probably seen Vanity Fair's laudable July "Africa" issue, guest-edited by Jesus Bono, which boasts 20 different covers and features such power pairings as President Bush with Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama with Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt with Desmond Tutu.

In a gesture of solidarity, 5 dollars from each yearly subscription purchased online during the month of June will be donated to the Global Fund. With all that blinding star wattage, you might have missed some of the informative Africa facts sandwiched in small type between the cover subjects, like "The budget of a relatively cheap Hollywood blockbuster, $150 million, could buy enough mosquito netting to help prevent 30 million Africans from contracting malaria." But not all of them made the cut ...

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