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In this file photo of Monday, March 17, 2008, before a swearing in for ceremony for New York Gov. David Paterson at the Capitol in Albany, the Rev. Al Sharpton, right, touches the brow of former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who once battled Sharpton but now calls him a friend and a "bona fide leader." Of New York City's most prominent civil rights leader, Koch says, "He used to be a demagogue. I don't think he is anymore".