Photo Essay: Seeking Salvation in Zimbabwe

Their economy in free fall, Zimbabweans headed to the polls Saturday for an election that many hoped would deliver them from Robert Mugabe.

Fallen icon: A poster of President Robert Mugabe hangs torn on a street-side wall in Bulawayo, Zimbabwes second-largest city, March 21, 2008. The increasingly erratic Mugabe, 84, has ruled the country since it gained independence in 1980 and is running for a sixth term.

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