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"Last hurrah" in politics for Philippines' Estrada

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In typically colourful fashion, graft-tainted former Philippine president Joseph Estrada launched his campaign for mayor of Manila Sunday in what he described as his "last hurrah" in politics. 

Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada flashes the victory sign after casting his ballot at a polling station in Manila, on May 10, 2010. In typically colourful fashion, Estrada has launched his campaign for mayor of Manila in what he described as his "last hurrah" in politics.

The one-time movie actor, who turns 76 on April 19, said he wanted to end his political career as the mayor of a city where he was born and in whose sprawling slums he remains hugely popular.

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