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Pakistan's Zardari ends term in office

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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari stepped down Sunday, leaving his official residence after a record five years in power overshadowed by worsening security and a weakening economy. 

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari waves as he leaves the Presidential Palace after his farewell ceremony in Islamabad, on September 8, 2013. Zardari has stepped down, leaving his official residence after a record five years in power overshadowed by worsening security and a weakening economy.

The 58-year-old widower of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was treated to an honour guard from the armed forces and shook hands with staff before leaving the plush presidential palace.

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