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Political upheaval grips Zimbabwe

Updated 11:49 AM ET, Tue November 21, 2017
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Members of Zimbabwe's Parliament celebrate after the resignation of longtime President Robert Mugabe was announced on Tuesday, November 21. Mugabe, 93, had led the country for nearly four decades. His resignation comes six days after military leaders seized control of the nation and placed him under house arrest. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters call for Mugabe's impeachment near the Parliament building in Harare on November 21. MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest outside the Parliament building on November 21. Ben Curtis/AP
Jacob Mudenda, the speaker of Zimbabwe's Parliament, presides over a session where a motion was moved to impeach Mugabe. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
A man accused of supporting Mugabe is attacked outside Parliament on November 21. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
People gather to pray for the country in a park near Parliament on November 21. Ben Curtis/AP
Lawmakers meet inside Parliament on November 21. AARON UFUMELI/POOL/EPA-EFE
Gen. Constantino Chiwenga speaks during a news conference in Harare on Monday, November 20. Military leaders had been in talks with Mugabe over his exit, and Chiwenga said that progress had been made. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
Students from the University of Zimbabwe participate in a demonstration in Harare on November 20. AFP/Getty Images
Newspapers are held in place with rocks at a newsstand in Harare on November 20. Ben Curtis/AP
At a bar in Harare, people watch Mugabe give a televised address to the nation on Sunday, November 19. Mugabe ended the address without giving his resignation. Ben Curtis/AP
Mugabe meets with generals in Harare on November 19. STR/AP
Members of the ruling party ZANU-PF react after the decision to oust Mugabe as party leader on November 19. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
A portrait of Mugabe hangs in the hall of the ZANU-PF headquarters, where delegates met for a special committee on November 19. Mugabe co-founded the party and had been its leader for decades. ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP/Getty Images
A woman and her daughter look out from their balcony as a crowd of protesters gather on the road leading to the State House in Harare on Saturday, November 18. Ben Curtis/AP
People hold a portrait of Zimbabwe's former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, during a demonstration demanding Mugabe's resignation on November 18. ZANU-PF announced Mnangagwa as its new party leader. He was fired by Mugabe on November 6. ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP/Getty Images
A soldier greets a citizen during a demonstration on November 18. STR/AFP/Getty Images
People in Harare react as they see a military helicopter fly overhead during protests against Mugabe on November 18. KIM LUDBROOK/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on Friday, November 17. It was his first public appearance since the military takeover. Ben Curtis/AP
Mugabe, right, is seen in talks about his future in this image tweeted by Caesar Zvayi, the editor of The Herald newspaper, on Thursday, November 16. The Herald
An armored vehicle is on patrol in Harare on November 16. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Business continues as usual in Harare as roadside vendors sell vegetables on November 16. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the military check a gun as they stand atop an armored vehicle parked in Harare's central district on November 16. AARON UFUMELI/EPA-EFE
An overview of Harare on November 16. STR/AFP/Getty Images
A banner of Mugabe remains outside the ZANU-PF headquarters in Harare on November 16. STR/AFP/Getty Images
An armored vehicle patrols a street in Harare on Wednesday, November 15. In a dramatic televised statement, an army spokesman denied that a military takeover was underway, but the situation bore all the hallmarks of one. The military said Mugabe and his family were "safe." AP Photo
Soldiers seal off a main road to the parliament building in Harare on November 15. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Soldiers patrol a street in Harare on November 15. AP
Soldiers inspect a vehicle on a road leading to Mugabe's office in Harare on November 15. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP
Residents in Zimbabwe's capital line up to withdraw money from a bank on November 15. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
Two pedestrians pass behind an armored personnel carrier stationed at an intersection in Harare on November 15. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
A man in Harare reads a special edition of The Herald newspaper on November 15. AFP/Getty Images
An armored military vehicle is seen outside the building of the state-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp. on November 15. AP Photo
Soldiers monitor traffic in Harare on November 15 as the military set up checkpoints at key locations in the city. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
In a screen grab of a TV broadcast on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp., Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo reads a statement saying the military was conducting an operation to target "criminals" close to the President who were causing "social and economic suffering." He denied a coup was underway. DEWA MAVHINGA/AFP/Getty Images