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End of the 'killer spy' 007 era

The killing of a Hamas operative in a Dubai hotel may signal the end of an era: the moment when modern technology finally caught up with the cloak-and-dagger world of disguised assassins and fake passports.

"The last assassination of its kind," said a headline in the Israeli daily Haaretz.

Some believe the fallout -- the killers whose faces and aliases were made startlingly public, their movements gone from state secrets to YouTube favorites -- could mean a permanent change in the murky world of espionage.

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