Moments from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's career(35 images)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation from the office on Friday, citing health reasons. The nation's longest-serving prime minister, Abe, 65, said he will remain until a successor is found. Here's a look back at his political career.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) shakes hands with Abe prior to their meeting at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2005. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI | License Photo
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