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13 shocking high-profile confessions

Published: Jan 18 2013 11:46:29 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 18 2013 11:51:37 AM EST

Lance Armstrong is only the latest public figure forced to make public and sometimes painful confessions.

Lance Armstrong, Oprah Winfrey
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After years of denial, seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong confessed to doping this week in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. But he's only the latest in a long line of athletes, celebrities and powerful politicians forced to make public and sometimes painful confessions.

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