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Zimbabwe erupts with Mugabe's resignation

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(AP) -
The streets of Zimbabwe's capital have erupted in dancing, singing, honking and cheers after President Robert Mugabe announced his immediate resignation after 37 years in power.
   The announcement came in the middle of Parliament impeachment proceedings and after a massive demonstration in Harare over the weekend. Frustration spilled over in the once-prosperous southern African nation after the economy collapsed and Mugabe's government cracked down on opposition.
   A ruling party official says recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to take power within two days.
   Activists and others are greeting the extraordinary end of Mugabe's time in power with tears. The world's oldest head of state had vowed to rule until death.
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