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Royal Opera chief gets top job at scandal-hit BBC


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Tony Hall, who has been appointed director general of the BBC poses for a photograph at New Broadcasting House in central London November 22, 2012. Hall, a former director of BBC news, will replace George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month after just 54 days after failing to get to grips with a child sex abuse scandal that has thrown the 90-year-old state-funded broadcaster into turmoil. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett