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Asif Ali Zardari becomes new Pakistan President
Asif Ali Zardari becomes new Pakistan President
Asif Ali Zardari (shown in March, 2008 file photo), became Pakistan's new president after being elected by parliament on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Zardari, 53, the widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, succeeds Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who was forced to resign last month under the threat of impeachment. He spent 11 years in jail on corruption charges that were not proven, and is seen as strongly pro-Western and supportive of U.S. efforts to battle militant Taliban extremists both in neighboring Afghanistan as well as in Pakistan itself. (UPI Photo/Sajjad Ali Qureshi/Files)
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