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Maldives President Resigns After Police Mutiny

President Mohamed Nasheed, who became president in 2008 after the country's first democratic elections, has resigned after members of the nation's police forces joined with opposition protesters

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Maldives police officers assume taking an oath before joining a protest against the military in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)
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Maldives police officers assume taking an oath before joining a protest against the military in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)

Opposition supporters stage a protest at the Republican Square in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)
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Opposition supporters stage a protest at the Republican Square in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)

Maldives soldiers, left, are involved in a clash with police officers, in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)
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Maldives soldiers, left, are involved in a clash with police officers, in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)

Maldives police officers throw tear gas canisters during a clash with the military in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)
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Maldives police officers throw tear gas canisters during a clash with the military in Male, Maldives, February 7, 2012. (AP)

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